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Vancouver Aquarium Mimics Aquatic World With Colorful Alucobond

Photo by Ema Peter

Project Name: The Vancouver Aquarium Expansion
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Spectra Sakura and Custom River Zinc Metallic
Architect: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCMP)
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
General Contractor: PCL Constructors Westcoast, Inc.
Photography: Ema Peter and Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s $45-million renovation and expansion was unveiled in June 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Stanley Park as the most significant expansion in the 58-year history of Canada’s largest marine science center. Designed to evoke the flow of water and the wonder of aquatic life, the new two-story 55,000 square-foot aquarium building features a curvilinear architectural design that is clad in sophisticated color-changing aluminum composite material (ACM) mimicking fish scales in hues ranging from green to pink.