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Shinnoki Ivory Oak

About Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre

Project: Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC)
Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Description: Architects of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre made extensive use of Shinnoki Ivory Oak, a high-quality wood veneer panel, in the 142,000 sq. ft. remodeled space
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: January 2017
Product: Shinnoki Ivory Oak
Application: Complete interior work (ceiling, wall panels, stairs, front desk)

The natural wooded beauty of British Columbia inspired the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre, located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver in a remodelled 142,000 square-foot former department store. It features the latest architectural designs with open wood-slatted ceiling planes with integrated light fixtures, a sculptural stairway that replaced an existing escalator and floor-to-ceiling views of the city and surrounding landscapes. Designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, it boasts two 150-person multi-purpose community rooms, as well as open and closed collaboration spaces. It also has a maker space called the “Garage,” where employees can explore creative ideas for new projects.

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