Client: Metro Vancouver
Location: Surrey, BC
Fleetwood Reservoir is a large regional water supply infrastructure project in a rapidly densifying urban context. Consisting of two below grade cells and an above grade access building and secondary egress structure, the project is an exercise in reconciling the infrastructure-scale reservoir with the existing City of Surrey pump station and public park setting. Sensitivity to neighbours, existing building, adjacent public park space, and in situ public were key considerations in the design process.
Our team is driven by the fundamental belief that the public realm opportunities associated with the development of necessary infrastructure is a powerful source for creating public good. Developed in collaboration with Francl Architecture, the access building has been conceived as an illuminated beacon within the landscape, realized through the deployment of a translucent panel façade system. Local Practice is also responsible for clash detection, using Navisworks Project Review software to coordinate drawings from multiple disciplines in order to significantly reduce issues in construction. This includes 3D modelling of complex mechanical systems in addition to architectural drawings.
Team: Local Practice (Architecture) with Francl Architecture, Ausenco (Prime Consultant), Associated Engineering