Wood in Transportation

Wood in public spaces and transportation

The use of wood construction in public spaces and transportation is a growing trend in British Columbia and across Canada.

British Columbia has long been recognized as a transportation hub and a pivotal point for the movement of goods between North America and the Pacific Rim. Advances in engineered wood products, manufacturing techniques, and fire behaviour modelling have made wood in its various forms a viable material for use in large-scale buildings and non-traditional applications. With a growing portfolio of successful institutional and commercial projects, the province’s wood industry is now an acknowledged world leader.

Brentwood Skytrain Station
Photo credit: Tae Ik Hwang
Wood in Transportation Case Study

naturally:wood presents a study in structural design and transportation featuring the Brentwood Town Centre Station, Lansdowne Station and the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge. Perkins+Will (architects) and Fast & Epp (engineers) take us through their journey of concept and design for these public spaces, to construction.