Calgary LRT – 7th Ave Station + 15
Part of a master plan to increase capacity on a transit system that was bursting at the seams, the 7th Avenue Refurbishment included the canopy design and platform integration for 10 LRT stations.
Key objectives of refurbishment included:
In the architect’s – Sturgess Architect – words:
The canopies cover as much of the street as possible to provide maximum enclosure for the transit users. The design provides height, openness and transparency to maximize sun penetration.
To achieve a high level of efficiency with a variety forms, the canopies were designed with “kit-of-parts” approach.
The base structure was repeatable however the canopies could be mirrored to achieve visual differences between stations.
The approach allowed the canopies to be placed on the platforms with minimal system shut-downs during construction.