YVR Airport – Canada Line Terminus Station
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With passengers surpassing 26 million people a year, a new major international terminal was required at Vancouver International Airport.
Part of the largest expansion in over 20 years, the focal point of the Kasian Architect-designed new Pier D terminal is the indoor forest.
Three full-grown hemlock trees encased in a 15m [47 ft] high glass atrium provide an oasis in the midst of a busy international airport.
Stella was trusted by the design team to create a support system for the huge coned atrium; the requirement was that the support was to be as minimal as possible to create open sightlines into and through the atium.
Stella created a system that carried huge glass loads, supported a complex geometry and also heavily factored the install process into a sleek minimal design.
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Photo copyright: Ema Peter Photography
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
Bush Bohlman & Partners LLP
Structural Glass Wall Systems
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