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Stantec selected for Metrotown redevelopment design

Jun 13, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

Stantec has been selected to design the Metropolis at Metrotown redevelopment project, a transformation of a traditional retail mall into an iconic city centre for Burnaby.

The firm will lead the development of the project’s master plan as executive architect, as well as guide the integrated design team to cohesively bring all the design elements together.

Metropolis’ 35-acre site development will be phased and built incrementally, creating a new and vibrant neighbourhood. The project will add residential housing—including 20 per cent affordable units, sizeable street-front retail, expansion of the current Metrotower office complex, open space and public parks throughout the site, and new entertainment and cultural spaces.

With a “people first” concept at the heart of this transformation, the redevelopment design will not only enhance the urban fabric but also foster a sense of community and connection to nature.

Pedestrian mobility and sustainable living will be prioritized in the design with extended bicycle routes and pedestrian pathways to encourage eco-friendly transportation through the site. The integration of an extensive network that facilitates active transportation, including connections to the Metrotown SkyTrain station and BC Parkway, will be a testament to the plan’s commitment to sustainable and accessible urban design.

The development will feature a robust retail sector, designed to increase livable density and foster community connections. The integration of nature, resilience, and environmental and social sustainability would be central to the project’s vision. Plans also include a performance center and a dynamic public art program that will host festivals and daily social interactions, enhancing the cultural vibrancy of Burnaby.

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