Kootenay Lake Village glass house near Procter is second in its category.

Kootenay Lake glass house second in contest

The structure is second in its category in the Architecture Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings contest, but it's far from the lead.

The Kootenay Lake Village glass house near Procter is second in its category in the Architecture Foundation of BC’s 100 Best Buildings contest, but far from the lead.

As of Thursday morning, the frontrunner in the interior category was Mission Hill winery with 816 votes (28 per cent). The glass house had 208 votes (seven per cent).

The glass house began life as a pre-fab greenhouse, but is now used as a gathering place for residents. It includes a pop-up kitchen, bar, living room-style seating, rugs and plants.

Among other Kootenay/Boundary buildings vying for the title and their vote counts to date:

• Revelstoke courthouse, 110

• St. Saviour’s Anglican Cathedral, Nelson, 94

• Greenwood city hall, 78

• Rossland courthouse, 72

• Old Fruitvale schoolhouse, 67

• Fernie courthouse, 62

• Rossland Miners Union Hall, 48

• Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, 31

• Fernie city hall, 25

• Old Scandinavian church, Nelson, 23

• Nelson Chrysler, 17

• Gerick Cycle & Sports, Trail, 17

• Gerick Cycle & Ski, Nelson, 10

A total of 2,934 votes have been cast in the category.

Voting closes Sunday at 4 p.m., after which the top 25 buildings in each region will be submitted to a judging panel, who will choose the top three from each region (there are only 35 total in the interior category). The winning buildings will receive award plaques.

You’re allowed to cast one vote for each of four regions — Vancouver Mainland/South Coast, BC Interior, Islands, and Northern BC.

Nominees could be of any age, purpose, or material.

The architecture foundation says the contest’s purpose is to “recognize the impact and influence that buildings have had over the past 100 years.”

To vote, go to architecturefoundationbc.ca/best-buildings-entries-for-voting.

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