Open Assets

What would happen if we shared resources? The power of an idea is magnified through collaboration and different perspectives.

So we decided to share our research and findings, giving others permission to utilize them. However you use them, be sure to share your results with us.

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Public Postcard

Add a comment, an idea, a sketch, or even a photo and send it back to us

This is a public postcard. It is meant to tilt perspectives, inspire curiosity and spark conversations about the boundless potential of the built environment. We have distributed cards like this around the world - download a copy and help us spread them even further.

#HCMAPublicPostcard

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CANstruction 2016 design

Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors made of 5,500 cans

HCMA, Fast + Epp and SFU Community Trust used 5,500 cans to design the CANivore, inspired by Audrey II from the campy 80's film Little Shop of Horrors. Our design received the National Structural Ingenuity Award. All cans are donated to the Vancouver Food Bank after the design competition.

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4.69 MB

Grandview Heights Aquatic Design Rationale

A visual document highlighting the design approach to Surrey's largest aquatic facility.

Pioneering technical excellence, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre's distinctive roof undulations were driven by functional needs, rather than purely aesthetic goals – a perfect union of form and function.

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5.70 MB

Natural Swimming Pools Report

A report and case study examining the future of public swimming without chlorine.

Natural Swimming Pools offer a chlorine-free bathing experience that harnesses the power of aquatic plant life to create a healthier public swimming experience. HCMA Architecture + Design has spent the last year researching this approach to outdoor swimming, captured in this report.

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PLACES manifesto

HCMA's principles for shaping public architecture

We are dedicated to the notion that public architecture can strengthen and enrich the communities, businesses, and people it serves. Our PLACES manifesto illustrates the principles we use to support this.

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POOLS manifesto

HCMA's principles for shaping aquatic architecture

In and out of the water, we are dedicated to the notion that aquatic architecture can contribute to shaping strong and healthy communities. Our POOLS manifesto illustrates the principles we use to support this.

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Toxic Materials List

One page list of toxic materials to avoid

We've compiled a list of toxic materials, which building materials they can be found in, and their harmful side effects. When printed, this tabloid-sized reference sheet folds to letter size for quick reference in notebooks/binders.

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7 MB

TILT City Event Package

Host your own TILT city event

Looking to activate your city? Why not host your own TILT city event - this package makes it easy. We provide the FAQ and background, team roles, guidelines, social media advice, and suggested day-of schedule and you tailor it and make it your own.

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1 MB

Tiny People Silhouettes

Vector line drawings

These vector silhouettes can be scaled, repeated, inverted, outlined, used as masks, etc. in any vector based program. They can be used to populate your architectural rendering, to make a quirky graphic, as laser cut outlines, or in animations.

Share your Tiny People creations with us!

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