A panorama of the Vickers Dining Facility at dusk.

Borden

Vickers Dining Hall – CFB Borden

Client

Defence Construction Canada

Budget

$18 Million

Size

55,600 sf.

Completed

September 2015

Delivery Model

Design-Bid-Build

Sector

LEED

Public and Government

Residential and Hospitality

Architect

ZAS Architects Inc.

Designed to meet LEED® Silver Certification, this 55,600 square foot facility is comprised of a state-of-the-art fully functional commercial kitchen, an administration area, and a 4,800 square foot survey area and an 11,500 square foot dining room area to serve approximately 3,000 soldiers per day. Construction of the $18 million facility included the development of the site to include carpool parking, bicycle racks, an electric car charging station and a large outdoor patio surrounded by carefully selected vegetation/ landscaping.

“The hands-on involvement from senior and administration staff during construction ultimately led to the project’s successful completion and enjoyment by the soldiers and community of CFB Borden.”

Del Cordeiro, Associate, ZAS Architects + Interiors

The wooden beams of the Vickers Dining Facility.
The canteen of the Vickers Dining Facility.
An exterior shot showing the lighted glass facade of the Vickers Dining Facility.

The design of the facility incorporated masonry, an aluminum cladding system, glazing and glue laminated construction to facilitate two major architectural features – a large clear high spans curtain wall (which provides natural lighting that embraces the surrounding nature), and tree-like columns which branch out to a large clear finished natural glulam wood beam. The nature-themed glass murals and graphics provide a peaceful and comforting area to enjoy a meal.

A shot of the canteen of the Vickers Dining Facility with a mural in the back of the room.
The cloakroom of the Vickers Dining Facility.
The stainless steel kitchen of the Vickers Dining Facility.

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