Construction has begun on this accessible, architecturally stunning tree walk that winds 27m into the sky, offering soaring 360° views and access for guests of all ages and abilities. The elevated trail experience will lead guests on a 2.5km return trip through the trees and over wetlands along Panorama Ridge at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Opening expected Summer 2020.
Team: Sea to Sky Gondola, Aspect Engineers, Kinsol Timber Systems Photo Credit: “Sea to Sky Gondola”
The Malahat Skywalk is an accessible 650m treetop walk through a beautiful arbutus forest leading to a spectacular gentle spiral ramp that takes you up 40m to a sightseeing lookout offering views of Finlayson Arm and the distant Coast Mountains. It will provide a stunning new perspective on beautiful southern Vancouver Island. Opening expected Summer 2020.
Team: Aspire by Nature, Murdoch Company Architecture, Aspect Engineers, Kinsol Timber Systems Photo Credit: “Aspire by Nature”
This 70,000 sqft hybrid mass timber and lightwood framing project in Nanaimo, BC features exposed glulam and cross laminated timber in the renewal of the Brechin United Church and adjoining 5 story, 74-unit affordable housing development. Anticipated opening is Fall 2020.
Team: VIA Architecture, RJC Engineers, JBL Construction, Kinsol Timber Systems Photo Credit: “VIA Architecture/City of Nanaimo”
Esquimalt Town Square
Rising 5 stories, this 49,000 sqft mixed use building will house Esquimalt’s public library as well as provide office space to this growing town square. The building will be constructed with a spruce glulam frame and will feature exposed timber throughout. Anticipated opening Fall 2020.
Team: Township of Esquimalt, Aragon Properties, D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism, RJC Engineers, Kinsol Timber Photo Credit: “D’ambrosio/Aragon”
Merridale Brewery & Distillery
The crafters of fine spirits at Merridale are growing their operation with a 4-story mass timber brewery and distillery at Dockside Green in Victoria, BC. With 15,000 sqft of restaurant and office space wrapped around operating stills and brewing equipment, this project is a timber framer’s dream. Anticipated opening Fall 2020.
Team: Merridale Cidery and Distillery, MJM Architects, RJC Engineers, Kinsol Timber Systems Photo Credit: “Michael Moody”