PROJECT: THNK: School Of Creative Leadership
Floor area: 4,000 sf
THNK Vancouver is the newest location of the Amsterdam founded THNK School of Creative Leadership and is situated in the iconic Sun Tower, one of Vancouver’s most beloved downtown buildings.
THNK gave Evoke the mission of building on the expectations and classic images that people have of Vancouver – its mountains, sea, sky, First Nations roots, and growing Asian influence. As a multi-functional space that would switch hats on a daily basis, THNK’s Vancouver home had a unique challenge: to take a beautiful heritage building and overlay it with a modular spirit. Proving their dedication to both detail and the needs of a truly unique client, Evoke didn’t forget to include one of THNK’s staples – a communal space for drinking and eating, to continue the Dutch tradition of a big group lunch.
Other programmatic areas include themed coaching pods, meeting and office space and a wood clad library-lounge retreat. The space is designed to provide open areas for large gatherings that are able to convert through modular furnishings into intimate group spaces. Acoustics were enhanced through a felt installation on the main ceiling, with an image reminiscent of blank paper.
Photography: © Peter Slupski – English Bay Photo