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DIALOG’s Marion LaRue and Team Present Vivo for Healthier Generations at BUILDEX Vancouver

February 23, 2022

Join Marion LaRue, DIALOG Partner, together with DIALOG’s Andrea Kennedy, Matt Stewart, and Nick Kennedy, for their presentation “Community Recreation Buildings + Biophilic Design Were Made for Each Other,” as part of BUILDEX Vancouver 2022.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PST
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Fee: Early Bird: $45 CAD, Regular: $60 CAD

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Community Recreation Buildings + Biophilic Design Were Made for Each Other

Biophilic design is an approach to the design of the built environment that seeks to connect occupants and users more closely to nature. When recreation client Vivo for Healthier Generations asked DIALOG to blur the lines between indoors and outdoors and to design an innovative Indoor Park to feel like an outdoor setting, the stage was set for integrating biophilia into every corner of the building and site. The design team used a variety of biophilic principles to achieve this synthesis and create an experience that engages all the senses and delights the heart and mind.

Learn how the design team used the client’s program drivers to fashion a recreational centre that introduces biomorphic forms and patterns, natural colours and materials, and complexity and order to satisfy the deep biological affinity each of us has for life and natural systems. Biophilic design contributes to wellbeing, a central tenet of the client’s mandate and one which most organizations would ascribe to.

ConEd Credits: AIBC 1 Core; IDCEC 1 HSW-Sustainability Hour

About BUILDEX Vancouver

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the holistic building industry. Join us in person at the Vancouver Convention Centre to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation.

Attendees can look forward to a safe and secure event as they follow official government guidance and venue regulations. All patrons attending BUILDEX Vancouver will be required to provide proof of vaccination and government-issued ID to access the event. Please check their website for full Health and Safety Guidelines.