We’re stoked Peter Buchanan’s design (as project design architect at Stantec) for the Olympic Village Canada Line Station was recently selected for the WAN Awards 2010 in Urban Design for World Architecture News.
The Olympic Village Canada Line Station is a key component of the $2-billion 12-mile (19.3 km) Canada Line project developed to ease commuter flows before, during and following the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Designed to last a century, the Olympic Village Station and the Canada Line were funded by the Canadian and BC governments, TransLink and the Vancouver International Airport Authority, supported by the cities of Vancouver and Richmond.
Independent of the required signage, the architecture of the station sets out to encourage way-finding for the many 2010 Winter Olympic visitors. The station is set like a marker into the landscape and is constructed of a streamlined, timeless palette of concrete, wood, steel and glass. The angle of the roof line emphasizes the direction that commuters will follow once in the stations’ underground. Furthermore, the length of the wooden ceiling and bands of tile are designed to draw commuters into the station’s portal.
For more information on the project and other awarded projects, click here.