For the recently completed Canada Line Rapid Transit project, Francl Architecture completed the station design and construction documents for two of the three new stations at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Templeton Station is the first of three stations along the branch line at YVR. Situated on the open fields of the Fraser River flats, its design as a pavilion in the landscape responds to the YVR design theme of “Land, Sea and Sky”. The overlapping curvilinear design of the roof structure recalls imagery of the layered mountain ranges on the horizon, while offering clerestorey lighting and views throughout. Located along the flight path approach to a main runway with views to the distant north shore mountains, the station offers itself as a unique platform to experience airport activity in context to the beauty of the distant landscape. The design process required on-going coordination of system wide requirements to ensure compliance with all functional concerns, as well as close consultation with the Airport Authority to address the YVR specific design mandate. In addition to the passenger functions, the design of this station incorporated the traction power and transformer facilities for this branch line. During design development, the firm also undertook a preliminary masterplanning on behalf of the airport authority to assess the land development potential of the adjacent Grauer lands.