YVR Airport Station Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver, BC, Canada-2010 Winter Olympics

While with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning
Role: Associate-In-Charge / Project Architect-Design / Project Manager
Structural: RJC Engineering; Rick Banman & Reza Anjam leads

As the starting point of the new Canada Line rapid transit route built for the 2010 Winter Olympics to connect Vancouver's downtown to the international airport and Richmond, the YVR-Airport Station features the largest green wall in North America, sweeping west coast views, and a direct connection to the city of Vancouver.

The YVR-Airport Station is all about connections. This is one of the first impressions visitors get of British Columbia and Canada by not only getting people to and from Vancouver quickly and safely, but to connect them emotionally to the city and the entire Province. Wrapped in structural glass, the station platform reinforces visual connections between the land, sea, and sky of B.C. - the key elements that make up the Vancouver Airport Authority’s (YVR) thematic master plan. The $25 million YVR Airport Station sits 18m off the ground straddling Grant McConachie Way, the main roadway in and out of YVR. From the platform visitors can see across the main airport runways to the North Shore Mountains.

On the north side of the building, a 18m high and 12m wide green wall offers a living gateway for passengers entering the YVR-Airport Station. The wall is composed entirely of local flora.

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