Kelowna Structure within the Operating to be Named Finest in B.C.

There are four amazingly designed structures in Kelowna that are in the running to be named one of the 100 Best Buildings in B.C. contest.

Vying for the title is Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, the Downtown Kelowna Library, the Laurel Packinghouse and the Cannery Lofts.

Here’s what nominators are saying:

“Every part of Mission Hill winery is immaculately and architecturally designed. World renowned architect Tom Kundig has created heaven in British Columbia.”

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery (Photo Credit: AFBC)

“It’s welcoming – light and airy with comfortable places to sit. Curved outside wall that reminds one of an open book,” – about the downtown library.

“The five-sided Laurel Packinghouse has, since 1917, connected people within the Okanagan; its orchard industry then and its cultural uses now. Kelowna’s history remains a part of contemporary life.”

On the Cannery Lofts – “Building, in 2004, was first new residential multifamily development in Downtown Kelowna’s ‘Cultural District!’ sparking a return to Kelowna’s downtown core.”

Laurel Packinghouse (Photo Credit: AFBC)

Created by the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia, the contest is meant to celebrate 100 years of architecture in the province. The public nominated numerous buildings and now votes are needed to determine the winners.

Voting ends on September 28th at 4 p.m. Details on voting available here.

The Cannery Lofts (Photo Credit: AFBC)

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