Richmond Oval – Olympic Speed Skating Facility

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The Oval, which housed the speed skating events for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It was a signature structure for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is a precedent-setting example of advanced wood engineering and design. The design of the wood roof and its application in a building of this size and significance marks the entry of British Columbia’s wood design and fabrication industry onto the world stage.

The building now functions as a multi-use sports and community centre, features one of the largest wood roof spans in the world. The roof was fabricated with hybrid glue-laminated timber-steel arches and WoodWave panels that used wood salvaged from pine beetle-killed forests.

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