Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
North Vancouver, BC
Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts, western Canada’s largest film school, prepares students for careers in motion picture production, cinematography, costuming, and indigenous digital filmmaking.
The $30.2 million project replaces outdated facilities with a state-of-the-art, 97,000 sf film centre that features sound stages, sound editing and mixing facilities, picture editing suites, green screen technology, high-definition and potential 3D screening rooms, a theatre, and classrooms and support spaces designed to accommodate up to 400 students per year. The film centre has achieved LEED Gold certification.
“This is a juicy building type that every architect wants to tackle! The Film Centre is a selfconscious building in the best possible way, as the site, construction technique, conjoining of program and meaning are all equally rendered. The architects have resisted the temptation to become too literal by simply employing cinematic techniques-splicing, framing, editing, cropping-to assign architectural meaning. Rather, they have done the really difficult work of drilling down to express these attributes in architectural spaces” Canadian Architecture, Award of Excellence 2010
Award of Excellence
Ema Peter Photography