In 2009, the Canada Line will begin operation, altering the perceptual distance between Vancouver, Richmond, and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As the topological centre of this new line, Bridgeport Station will be a conduit for both local and global travellers. In contrast with typical elevated transit stations, which tend to generate urban voids in their immediate vicinity, a series of superimposed (infrastructural) systems are proposed to negotiate spatial separations and to integrate the site’s diverse and transitional surroundings with the transience of the commuter hub. The resulting alternative urban surface enables a versatile, multivalent public space, anticipating its urban future.
(UBC SALA Architecture Thesis, David Zeibin, 2008)