Architect: Bing Thom
Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan’s distinct, cylindrical shape has become a local landmark. Its silver exterior is clad in pre-weathered zinc panels, complementing the building’s verdant surroundings and panoramic views. A glass corona set atop the roof further enhances its reflective quality, while subtle outdoor lighting illuminates the neighbouring walkways and towering trees. Inside, the Chan boasts three venues: the superb Chan Shun Concert Hall; the flexible Telus Studio Theatre; and the intimate Royal Bank Cinema. All share a spectacular glass lobby, which faces a mature evergreen forest and small outdoor patio.
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