Fast + Epp collaborated with Perkins&Will Architects to develop a novel concept design for a new Skytrain station on the existing Canada Line in Richmond, BC.  Given that there were no accommodations made in the existing guideway design for this addition, the station had to be designed to be completely independent of the guideway structure while still maintaining the strict vertical and horizontal displacement criteria at their interface.

Project Essentials

  • LocationRichmond, BC
  • ClientTranslink
  • ArchitectPerkins&Will
  • Size40m

Drawing inspiration from the original 3 Canada Line Stations in Richmond, also designed by Fast + Epp and Perkins&Will, our team embraced the prefabricated “kit-of-parts” approach to maximize quality and to minimize disruption to the daily train traffic.  Expressive steel moment frames were developed to be designed and installed to be completely independent of the existing guideway, and the prefabricated roof structure was also designed to be easily installed mostly during revenue hours.

The result was “first of its kind” design, which proved that it is possible to independently design a station in a location not previously considered.  This approach certainly caught the attention of the architectural community as it received an award for its Outstanding Concept Design.