Queensway Transit Exchange

Type of Building
Civic & Institutional
Location
Kelowna
Size
504 sq. m.
Architect
VIA Architecture
Completion
2015
Structural Engineer
Fast + Epp
Project Owner
Translink
Materials
Glue-laminated timber (glulam)

Project Overview

The Queensway exchange is a gateway to this southern interior city’s downtown core. The structure builds upon an architectural language of transportation established by the Canada Line and Millennium Line stations in the Lower Mainland

Wood Use

An impressive sixty-metre-long curvilinear roof span is achieved through the use of two engineered glue-laminated timber beams supporting nine-metre-wide decking panels. Four inline steel Y-columns, symbolic of the orchards characteristic of the Kelowna area, delicately support the two main beams. The canopy’s long curvilinear arc echoes the shape of nearby rolling hills and waves on the adjacent Okanagan Lake.