Science World was built for Expo 86 and was the Expo Centre during the 1986 World Fair. Its unique golf ball design is a geodesic dome, created by R. Buckminster Fuller. The American inventor patented 28 inventions, including this type of dome. Science World’s dome is a must-see at night when its 391 lights and 766 triangles are reflected in the surrounding water.
LMN Architects, MCM Architects, and DA Architects + Planners completed the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre in 2009; it features a unique six-acre green roof, which is actually Canada’s largest non-industrial roof. It stretches upwards and has breathtaking views across to North Vancouver. It’s even home to European honey beehives.
Vancouver Lookout, constructed in 1977, is the defining feature of Vancouver’s skyline, and its flying saucer design offers sightseers 360-degree views of the city. The lookout lights up at night and becomes a Christmas tree during the holidays. It’s a part of the Harbour Centre, which includes 28 floors of offices. There is also a revolving restaurant waiting for you at the top.
Vancouver Lookout, 555 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 689 0421
A six-story heritage building located in Gastown, Hotel Europe resembles New York’s Flatiron Building. Hotelier Angelo Calori commissioned its construction in 1909, and it was Canada’s first reinforced concrete structure. Hotel Europe is no longer a hotel though; instead, it became an affordable housing building after renovations in 1983. Old local tales say that the building is haunted by two spirits as well.
Hotel Europe, 43 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 689 5161