Client: Metro VancouverLocation: Surrey, BC
Surrey Bend is a beautiful, expansive protected park along the edge of the Fraser River. Metro Vancouver decided to develop a portion of the park for public use, including trails, childrens play areas, landscaping and three free standing pavilions for picnics, events, and public use. These pavilions are designed to connect the landscaped park and are visible from most viewpoints. Simple in design and form, the pavilions and park showcase Metro Vancouver’s commitment to beautiful, accessible public outdoor space.
Views through the structures are framed through light columns that are pulled away from the edges of the pavilion. The ceiling is constructed of locally produced cross-laminated timber. Each pavilion has one unique element: the colour of the signage structure, designed to act as wayfinders for community gathering. Water is collected and funneled through scuppers into visible collection pools.
Design Team: Local Practice (Architect), Space2Place (Prime Consultant, Landscape Architects), Dillon (Structural Engineers)
Project Completion: 2016