Pacific Northwest Architecture

2010 Winter Games Athletes' Village

Official name: Millennium Water
Formerly known as South East False Creek Development Plan
South Shore of False Creek Olympic Village
South East False Creek
Vancouver, British Columbia
Basic Information
Designed by Norm Hotson
Floors: 13
Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
More Information
  • Project size: 11 acres
  • Floor space: 1,575,000 square feet
  • Green space: Six acres
  • Residences: 1,100
  • Architect: Norm Hotson
  • Architecture firm: VIA Architecture
  • Architecture firm: PWL Partnership
  • Architecture firm: HBBH Architects
  • Architect: Arthur Erickson
  • Architecture firm: Nick Milkovich Architects
  • Architecture firm: Gomberoff Bell Lyon Architects
  • Architecture firm: Lawrence Doyle Young + Wright Architects
  • Architecture firm: Merrick Architecture
  • Architecture firm: Walter Francl Architect
  • Developer: Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties
  • January 14, 2003: This was revealed in the Vancouver Olympic bid book to be the location of the athletes' village.
  • April 4, 2006: Millennium Development won the bid for this project.
  • March 10, 2007: Groundbreaking.
  • June 26, 2007: The city of Vancouver guaranteed a CAN$683,000,000 loan to ensure the project was completed.
  • October 14, 2008: City of Vancouver agreed to what 24 Hours called a CAN$100,000,000 "bailout" of the project's developer.
  • May 7, 2009: City of Vancouver agreed to a CAN$550,000,000 loan to ensure the project was completed.
  • November 1, 2009: The project is turned over to the Vancouver Organizing Committee.
  • July 1, 2010: New permanent residents move in.