Hapa is completing public realm design work for the Foot of Lonsdale, a city-owned land and water lot between Lonsdale Quay and the new Shipbuilders Plaza to the east. Currently an underutilized site with a panoramic view to the Vancouver skyline, the proposed design will integrate open space improvements, a waterfront regional trail and plaza spaces associated with restaurant retail and the new Presentation House Gallery. Framed by the Coppersmith Shop and the Gallery, the design proposes a new public water feature with a range of active water elements that are visible from Lonsdale Street. The waterfront edge includes a widened Spirit Trail and a Megabench, a large wood deck for viewing distant sunsets and the detail of the intertidal edge. The Cates Tug drydock will be repurposed as a intertidal parterre garden that captures and filter stormwater before returning it to Burrard Inlet.
Landscape Architect
Patkau Architects
Presentation House Gallery
City of North Vancouver
Completed 2006 (Phase 1 – Megabench)
City of North Vancouver

Megabench 1