Todd Bronk | Waterfront
Title: Change: Climate Design of the Edge
Project: Richmond Middle Arm Waterfront
Firm: Todd Bronk
Summary: Respecting and reflecting the natural fluvial forms and functions of the river, the design team created a unique series of experiences along 1.3 kilometers of the Richmond waterfront. Braided pathways follow undulating landforms along the shoreline. Restorative plantings and native landscapes visually connect and unify a series of attractive public spaces, transit alternatives, and the Olympic Oval.
Users experience the tides and ecology of the river along with activities and entertainment in the diverse public spaces and play areas integrated into the serpentine dike. Focused views of the Fraser River and Coast Mountain Range are enhanced by the crowds cheering on dragon boat races and the airplanes overhead.