National Urban Design Awards — 2012 Recipient | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

National Urban Design Awards — 2012 Recipient

YVR Vancouver International Airport
Award Category: 
National Urban Design Awards
Urban Design Plans

Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc.

As 2011 gives way to 2012 and beyond, the Vancouver Airport Authority remains excited about the evolution of not only the terminal buildings, but also the larger Sea Island landscape. Place identity, sustainability, and the YVR brand have all been strengthened and improved in a way that the public experience throughout Sea Island will be forever enriched. The notion of a transportation hub transformed into a “gateway landscape” is now a reality.

Jury Comment(s): 

“The Vancouver International Airport Gateway project is an excellent example of a successful, well planned, well-designed and well-executed civic improvement project that achieves far more than just the creation of a striking and attractive gateway corridor into Richmond and the greater Vancouver area. By maintaining a strong and sustained focus on design, functionality, environmental sustainability and community benefit through its implementation stages, it represents an exemplary commitment to the original principles and objectives underlying the project and serves as an example other airports could emulate.”

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