The proposed Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Centre (CPSC) is an expansion and reimagining of the existing Canadian Cancer Society offices and Jean C. Barber Lodge, located at the corner of 10th Avenue and Ash street in Vancouver. The new CPSC is a hub of expertise in cancer prevention and survivorship research, cancer control policy. It also provides support and affordable housing for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
A new generous atrium space, enclosed by a vertical wood veil along 10th Avenue engages directly with the street. Seminars, meetings, exhibitions and events within the new public space enliven the adjacent public streetscape. The newly renovated brick building also houses flexible workshop spaces, research and program funding offices, an enhanced lodge residence, a new wellness center and roof top meditation garden.
The expansion is designed to bring together the existing offices and cancer patient accommodations with a new public event space, lobby, and wellness centre. Sited adjacent to the street edge and bike route on 10th Avenue, the addition creates a new consolidated single entrance to the facility along with a generous shared atrium space designed to accommodate large public gatherings, host public outreach events and provide a public face for the Canadian Cancer Society. In addition, the project seeks to unite existing administrative functions with the new state-of-the-art Cancer Research + Survivorship Centre. Each of the three program components is united by a shared stair that connects the building vertically and provides much needed social and overlap space to encourage staff, patients, and researchers to interact.