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The Evergreen Line is an extension to Metro Vancouver’s rapid transit system (Skytrain LRT) linking Burnaby, Port Moody, and Coquitlam to Vancouver. It is an 11km [7 mile] guideway track created under a design-build-finance contract with a consortium led by SNC Lavalin.
The seven new stations were designed by three different architecture firms with the overall concept designed as a family, united by similarities in structure, glazing and roof elements, enabling a high quality, elegant, and economic station design that prioritizes the riders’ experience. VIA Architecture played a role as chief architecture and member of the Owner’s Engineer team.
Design notes from one of the architecture firms – Perkins + Will:
“The stations are fully glazed to create a feeling of spaciousness with a visual connection to the surrounding area.
The Evergreen stations employ the warmth and expression…that has become a signature element of the region’s SkyTrain stations.”
Stella’s “track experience” on other large-scale transportation systems was engaged from early planning days to offer options for a glazing system that met budget and construction goals.
We offered overall project savings via design modifications; we specialize in install considerations and overall glazing scope on transportation systems. It is a Stella philosophy that one less hole to drill on-site in steel across 1,000 fittings in a transit system can create huge cost savings. We keep this in mind when looking at the design of all our parts as well as offering input into support structures at an early stage.
Individual Station Architecture:
Metro Vancouver, BC
VIA Architecture, Francl Architecture, Perkins + Will Architecture, Dialog Design
Flynn Canada Ltd.
Structural Glass Wall Systems, Balustrade, Glass Enclosure