Redevelopment of the Burrard Shipyards waterfront site in North Vancouver, BC, involved the evolution of its use from industrial to public. As part of the transformation, site furnishings, infrastructure and public spaces were designed. Included are three different bench designs, site signage, lighting, trash receptacles, and a host of other elements.

Working alongside the prime consultant, Durante Kreuk Landscape Architects, a palette of materials and forms were selected to retain the original lexicon of shipbuilding fabrication. Steel plate, standard pipe sections, “I” beams, and “stacks of things” became the building blocks of the project.

 

Title
Pier Furnishings and Lighting
Location
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Client
The City of North Vancouver
Completed
2010
Studio Team
Bill Pechet, Stephanie Robb, Tina Tajitsu, Chris Boldt
Project Team
Durante Kreuk Ltd. (coordinating firm), Pechet and Robb art and architecture Ltd.
Fabrication
Marcon Metal Fabrication, Frances Andrew Site Furnishings Ltd., Mondiale Development Ltd.
Images
Bill Pechet, Gabe Daly