The Aberdeen, Lansdowne, Marine Drive, and Richmond Brighouse stations on the Canada Line are united by similarities in structure, glazing, and roof elements. The distinctive canopies provide protection from the Lower Mainland’s inclement weather along the length of each platform and establish a clear identity for the southern portion of the Canada Line.
The prefabricated modular roof panels, constructed from Douglas-fir, rapidly expedited installation. Each of the three station roofs required only a week and a half to install and contributed to the Canada Line opening three and a half months ahead of schedule. The roof-deck portion is made up of dimension lumber solidly packed together on edge, thin enough to achieve its curvilinear form.