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.
Role
Landscape Architect
With
Patkau Architects
Presentation House Gallery
Client
City of North Vancouver
Completion
Completed 2006 (Phase 1 – Megabench)
Ongoing

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