来自MGA的设计团队试图向人们证明，不论是工业建筑还是博物馆，它们都能够以优雅的姿态展现。“在不讨论造价的情况下，任何形式的优雅建筑都可以实现，”MGA的CEO和创始人Michael Green说道。“这就是我们为Royal Vancouver Yacht Club设计码头建筑的出发点。”
The design team at MGA aimed to demonstrate that all projects, from working industrial buildings to boutique museums, can and should be realized with grace and architectural dignity. “Delivering thoughtful, elegant architectural design is always possible regardless of budget,” said Michael Green, CEO and President of MGA. “This is what we set out to do when designing the Dock Building for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.”
▼建筑外貌夜景，night view of the architecture
The Dock Building, located on Jericho Beach in Vancouver, BC, serves a large marina of sailboats. The facility provides washrooms and showers, offices for the Harbour Master, instruction space for children, and a variety of workshops to maintain boats, sails, and gear. The project’s practical working needs, very modest budget, and prominent siting required a simple solution that honoured the cannery and industrial heritage of waterfront buildings that were once found on the site a half-century before.
▼夜间室内的灯光则照亮了户外路面，facing land is a glulam and translucent polycarbonate wall that glows along the beach at night
The massing is simple. Two intersecting wedge volumes mirror each other to create a lantern to the sea and a lantern to the land. Facing land is a glulam and translucent polycarbonate wall that brings light into the workshop spaces and glows along the beach at night. Facing the sea and the marina itself are a series of garage doors opening to the shop bays as well as glazed offices for the management of the docks. A wood screen above the offices hides the mechanical systems in the high volume of the wedge that faces the water.
▼建筑外形十分朴素，the massing is simple
▼建筑外貌展现为两个交叉镶嵌的建筑体量，two intersecting wedge volumes mirror each other
▼面朝大海的一侧展现为一排库房大门，facing the sea and the marina itself are a series of garage doors
▼玻璃门内是商店及办公室，glazed offices for the management of the docks
The building resides on the waters’ edge just where high tide meets the beach. Almost half of the project budget went to the foundation and piles, leaving the design team with the challenge of meeting the project’s functional needs while delivering something more meaningful to the community. White standing seam panels are used for the exterior in the spirit of the forms and colour of the sails and boats. The structure is a mix of glulam posts and beams with light timber infill decking and walls. The interior is predominantly construction-grade plywood, providing a tough, easily replaceable interior finish. Throughout, the details are modest and practical to work with the limited project budget.
▼内部结构由胶合木桩和梁搭配木板和隔墙构成，the structure is a mix of glulam posts and beams with light timber infill decking and walls
▼采用建造及胶合板做内饰，the interior is predominantly construction-grade plywood
▼设计简单功能使用的空间，the details are modest and practical to work