Kitsilano Coast Guard Station
Kitsilano Coast Guard Station
Kitsilano Coast Guard Station
Kitsilano Coast Guard Station

The Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, a recognizable landmark in Vancouver and important public marine safety facility required a complete building envelope retrofit that would be functional, robust and aesthetic. The project objectives required an envelope upgrade to withstand a renewed lifecycle in an exposed marine setting.

Its landmark setting and significance as the public face of an important government agency required a design approach that enhanced its context on the edge of a large park, adjacent to a busy waterway, and set against high-density residential development.

The RATIO team developed a design that combined a new high-quality cladding & insulation system meeting the latest technical standards, with a contemporary aesthetic for its high visibility siting on the North East corner of Kits Point and in the shadow of the Burrard Bridge.

Client

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Project Personnel

Senior Architect - Hazen Sise
Intern Architect – Seamus Harte

Location

Vancouver, BC

Completion

In progress

Project Size

368m2