[ Richmond ] 在冬奧激情之後 & 日本料理

 

 [ 在冬奧激情之後 ]

After the Winter Olympics in Vancouver earlier this year, many venues used for the games are still in the stage of being transformed into something that will (hopefully) earn $ in the long run. The Richmond Oval is no exception. We went on a tour to visit see the… (continue reading…)

在離開溫哥華的前一天和好友去參觀了冬季奧運在 Richmond 的場地. 在奧運之後, 許多這些算是為了奧運建起來的建築大多需要被重整然後再利用. Richmond Oval 那時就是正在被重新整裡成個多功能的體育健身中心, 有許多 “奧運" 級的器材, 而且市民只需…

… 付個年費, 就可以使用裡面 (幾乎)所有的器材和空間.

… place that gave Richmond’s history a different chapter cover. The Richmond Oval was the venue for speedskating at  the 2010 Winter Olympics.


The construction of the Oval started in November 2006 and took about 170 million CAD to build.
這 Oval 是在 2006年11月開始興建的. 花了大概加幣1.7億.


The Oval was actually opened in December 2008. It was completed ahead of schedule.
Oval 其實在2008 年 12 月就開幕了.

The plan for reusing the huge space that was used for speed skating during the Olympics. Now there will still be a skating rink (smaller ‘though) and a lot of other spaces for basketball, badminton, etc.
現在在進行的空間重新利用的規劃, 把在冬奧的大型滑冰競賽的場地變成多功能的體育場, 有溜冰場, 籃球場, 羽毛球場等.

There are gym equipments on the second floor. The ground floor is still in the process of being transformed. The Oval is famous for its wooden ceiling, which gives it a very “Canadian" appearance. The actual color is lighter than it appears here. The wood used here is pine-beetle kill wood.
二樓的空間是放類似跑步機的健身器材, 一樓的空間還在重新整理中, 連地面的特殊漆都還一罐罐的堆在那.  這 Oval 的木頭屋頂算是這建築最大的特色之一, 也是讓這場地看起來很有 " 加拿大味" 的地方.


Sunlight shining through the specially processed glass to give the room a different tint.
靠著外面的光照亮的空間.

This is the kind of details in the architecture that if not pointed out by someone, you’d probably never notice. This channels rain water to a central water reprocessing zone. The cool thing about this is that when there’s a lot of water, the lines that you see here actually will look like it’s moving.
這是可以排和聚集屋頂雨水的建築藝術. 聽說在下大雨時, 上面所看到的這些線條看起來會隨著流下來一起變換/移動.
This is an eco-friendly building. The rain water from the water channels will be collected here in this pond and reprocessed to feed back to the building for flashing the toilets, etc.
這算是一間很環保的建築. 從之前那張圖流下來的雨水會被 “收集" 在這邊這個池塘裡, 然後在被處理過後水會被重新利用在 Oval 裡的設施, 例如沖馬桶等.


Rowing teams can practice in this indoor space regardless of the weather.
室內划船練習場. 不管外面颳風下雨, 都可以在這練划船.

Richmond’s history lies in fishery. The decorative art with the huge red fishing net is suppose to represent something of the local heritage.
列治文 (Richmond) 的過去是由漁業開始的, 所以在這建這 Oval 時就想到用代表漁業的魚網來做裝置藝術的主題, 讓這棟建築在這多了點在地的歷史文化.

The blue glass of the oval under the sunlight reflects a sea of blue.
在 Oval 外的池塘. Oval 的整片藍色玻璃在晴天下看起來是海的顏色.

These glass on this poles are designed in a way to show different colors of the rainbow at different spots when you view from different angles. It works even better when it’s sunny. The colors are very visible.
這些柱子上的玻璃都是有經過特殊處理, 在太陽光下, 從不同角度你可以看到一種彩虹的顏色閃閃發亮.

At the Continental Plaza in Richmond, there’s a new Japanese restaurant with this very interesting interior deco. It’s a bit “young" but also traditional at the same time.
在Richmond 的置地廣場開了間很有性格但又有點傳統特色的日本料理餐廳 – 魚王.

Takoyaki Udon! Never had this anywhere else. Tasted quite good!
第一次試章魚燒烏龍麵, 別的地方都沒看過這種組合, 不過滿好吃的!

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