Re-purposing a space that had previously existed as a multi-screen theatre presented a number of challenges. Sloped floors and high ceilings required retrofitting and seismic upgrading to accommodate the new tenant space. The pre-existing infrastructure made shotcrete application the only practical way of accomplishing this challenging re-build.
The Telus communications hub in North Vancouver required a significant seismic upgrade but needed to stay open during retrofitting and restoration to ensure essential ongoing communications were not impacted.
Due to the complexity of adding shear walls and upgrading existing infrastructure, conventional form-and-pour formwork was simply not a viable option. Air-placed Shotcrete provided the only solution for the very complicated vertical portions of the project and Torrent was able to execute with exceptional architectural finish quality.