Canada Line Stations
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Square Footage: 15,000 per station
The three new stations for the Richmond portion of the new Canada Line transit system are designed as a family, united by similarities in structure, glazing and roof elements. Aberdeen Station, Lansdowne Station and Richmond-Brighouse Station are fully glazed to encourage openness and visibility. Platforms are accessible primarily via stairs and escalators, with transparent elevators providing wheelchair access. On the platforms, extensive use of glass creates a visual connection with the surrounding area. Fir wood modular roof panels integrate services and allow for off-site fabrication to reduce costs and improve quality in the final product. The roof deck portion is made up of 38 x 89 mm lumber solidly packed together on edge and thin enough to achieve the curvilinear form. These distinctive roofs provide weather protection for the length of the platform and clearly identify the stations as part of the Canada Line's Richmond segment.