Richmond BC

The (re)development of a aging mall within the city of Richmond, British Columbia, a vital suburb of Vancouver, provides the city with an opportunity to address urban pressures of density and future expansion within its fabric.  Addressing emerging concerns of increased immigration, the 2010 Winter Olympics, Rapid Transit Lines, and the city’s own aspirations of an international identity, the (re) development of this parcel aspires to influence future urban planning within the region.  Confectionery studies, composed of modular parts, are studied to influence and establish new micro/macro-cosmic relationships.  The unique adjacencies within these candy models are extrapolated, and explored at the scale of the city.  This urban block becomes a testing ground for innovative commercial, residential, and public archetypal forms within the city and is the heart for future (re)development.