Minoru Aquatic Complex + Fire Hall 1
Richmond, British Columbia | 2014-Present
We developed a master plan for Minoru Complex, a premier aquatic facility located in the heart of Richmond. This intergenerational, multi-use complex is a dynamic place, rich in both human and ecological activity.
We created a unique design language inspired by Richmond’s location on the Fraser River delta. We drew parallels between the flowing water of the river and all the people moving in and around the complex. A dynamic planting plan with multiple layers comes to life as the seasons change.
We worked closely with the city and the neighbouring fire hall staff to ensure that the landscape design is welcoming to the public, but also safe and secure. The design includes perimeter viewing areas where the public can watch the firefighters practice. All of the water runoff from hose spray practice is captured in a planted bioswale.