#2 Road Pump Station

Richmond, BC

The City of Richmond’s No. 2 Road North Drainage Pump Station is a focal point on the City’s dike system, creating a landmark on the Fraser River and serving as a post-disaster facility for the City’s flood protection needs. The ‘plane-like’ architectural form takes inspiration from the nearby Vancouver International Airport.

Mass plantings in the form of drought-tolerant shoreline grasses contribute towards a resilient landscape approach. In response to anticipated sea-level rise, the dike crest was elevated by over a meter (to 4.2m), requiring a creative response in the form of site grading to allow for universal access and recreation along the dike trail.

Awards

2018 Public Works Association of BC Project of the Year Award

Completed
2017
Client
City of Richmond
Collaborators

Feenstra Architecture, WSP, North By Northwest

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