Building playhouses for a good cause

Posted by Rumin Mann
October 1st, 2012

Some of British Columbia’s best architects, forest companies and construction firms came together to design and build several unique playhouses for charity.

The playhouses in the Canfor Playhouse Challenge were featured this year at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in Vancouver, B.C.

Fair goers could try out the houses and vote for their favourite online.

“We were approached by Canfor for a place to showcase these amazing playhouses,” said Laura Ballance, spokesperson with the PNE.

Second place went to the Airplane House.

The People’s Choice award went to the team of Hughes Condon Marler Architects, The Haebler Group and Canfor Pulp for the Building Blocks House. The project earned 32 per cent of the vote.

The second place award went to The Airplane House.

Students and faculty from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) designed and built it. Canfor was the forest company.

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