Lions Gate Waste Water Treatment Plant
The Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant presents an opportunity to simultaneously provide a needed upgrade to an essential service, protect the local environment and contribute positively to the development of the North Shore Municipalities (District of West Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, and District of North Vancouver). Located on former BC Rail lands in the District of North Vancouver, the intent of the Indicative Design phase was to define the scope of work required for the delivery of a twenty first century wastewater treatment plant, set to become operational in 2020.
Space2place was engaged with the project from the start and played an important role in helping to define the project potential. The process began with a rigorous analysis of the future treatment plant's context to identify the unique qualities of its place. Throughout the design process the landscape architects played an integral role in defining the concepts for the plant, identifying opportunities for the facility and site, and exploring how the plant can be integrated with the community. Some key strategies incorporate into the final design as a result of participation by the landscape architect include: development of a place-specific, civic expression of the facility; establishment of a public face that relates to the existing neighbourhood structure; creation of on-site outdoor spaces for the community; and integration of on-site stormwater management strategies.
Public Consultation, Research and Analysis, Concept Development
Indicative Design complete Dec 2013
The Miller Hull Partnership, Matthew Woodruff Architecture, Michel Labrie Architect, Compass Resource Management Ltd., Ken Lum, Raincoast Applied Ecology, BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design, SOURCES Archaeological and Heritage Research Inc., AECOM, CH2M HILL, Golder Associates Ltd., FVB Energy Inc., BTY Group