The Village on False Creek (former sefc Millennium Water) is a new sustainable community and brownfield redevelopment in Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek (SEFC), a former industrial site. The project was designated as Vancouver’s Olympic Athletes’ Village for the 2010 Games. The design team was charged with devising creative design LEED® based solutions to address both the temporary condition—housing over 2,800 athletes—and the permanent “legacy” of the post-Games community. The Village comprises seven hectares, 1,100 residential units and 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The neighbourhood is planned to be a diverse and vibrant community with a mix of residential, commercial and community amenities, and public gathering spaces, all integrated with its surroundings.
Merrick Architecture was the Design Team Leader for the entire project as well as the Architect for Parcels 3, 6, and 10 which are all LEED® Gold certified.