Canada Line Stations

Type of Building
Civic & Institutional
Location
Vancouver
Size
Various
Architect
Francl Architecture Inc., Perkins+Will, VIA Architecture
Completion
2009
Structural Engineer
Fast + Epp
Project Owner
Translink
Prefabrication
Panelized
Materials
Nail-laminated timber (NLT)

Project Overview

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. 

Wood Use

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.