Thrilled to hear this amazing news – our favorite Architectural and interior artist photographer, beautiful and talented, Vancouver based ‘Ema Peter’ has been selected out of thousands of photographers as Top 5 in the World, for the category of Architecture Photography in the Architizer A+ Awards!!
Ema has been chosen for an excellent collection of images from a unique architectural and urban design of The Guildford Aquatic Centre in the City of Surrey BC.
The Guildford Aquatic Centre has been designed by the finest firm of visionary architects “Bing Thom Architecs”.
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“The Guildford Aquatic Centre is a 75,000 square foot expansion to the existing Guildford Recreation Centre. The new Aquatic Centre is a recreation and therapeutic aquatic destination, providing training opportunities for swimming, water polo, and other aquatic sports as well as the capacity to host competitive swimming events. The unique architectural and urban design features of the Aquatic Centre provide the community of Guildford with a world class facility and a landmark building.
The design is conceived as a magic box with the pixelated precast concrete exterior acting in tension with the white pearl natatorium interior.
The main feature of the natatorium is the prefabricated wood truss system, generated from the City?s ?Wood First Policy? initiative. The architect worked closely with the design-builder to create a pre-assembled truss fully integrated with lighting, mechanical services, and acoustic absorption. The prefabrication process also greatly reduced the construction time. As the prime architectural feature in the natatorium, the wood truss provides both economical and unique solutions to the structural and operational requirements of the facility.
The continuous ribbon of skylights allows beams of sunlight streaking across the walls and moving with the time of day, enhancing the animation of the natatorium.”
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Firm | Bing Thom Architects
Type | Hospitality + Sport › Sports Center
Status | Built
Year | 2015
ABOUT EMA PETER
Ema is the principle of Ema Peter Photography. In the past 8 years she has works with some of the largest architectural, interior design and engineering firms in North America. Ema’s photography has helped many of these firms reach award winning status.
Her images have been published in Azure, Architectural Digest, Objekt International, Dwell, Wired, New York Times and many more.
Ema holds a masters degree in art and applied photography from the national academy of theatre and film arts in Sofia Bulgaria as well as a PHD in Photojournalism.
She started her career as a TV anchor on Bulgarian National TV and then as an intern at Magnum Photo Agency in Paris. She then led one of the largest photography teams in North America at VRX Studios Inc. She was also the lead photographer for ad campaigns at Hilton, Hyatt and Fairmont and was responsible for creating photography standards for some of the top hotel brands around the world.
Ema has been strongly involved with the design and architectural community. She was an ambassador and now alumni for IDSWest.
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