Barnston Maple Ridge Pump Station

Barnston Maple Ridge Pump Station

About this project

The Barnston Maple Ridge Pump Station is the largest facility owned by Metro Vancouver and is a critical component needed to meet the growing water needs for Maple Ridge, Township of Langley, City of Langley and the City of Surrey. LEED Gold Equivalent, many sustainable features were included but the focus was on functional sustainability, not just points. There are eight 2,000 HP pumps that would have generated a lot of heat and a large mechanical system to manage that heat. The design team proposed to water cool (custom water jacket) the pumps and tie the system into heat pumps to cool the remaining space. The main pump room has daylighting panels and the latest in LED pendant downlighting, accessed and serviced by a walkway on top of the crane. Due to the proximity to the Fraser River, the design flood elevation required a custom stainless steel flood gate to access the main pump room with a vehicle. The curved shape of the roof references the nearby golf course and driving range (formally on the site) to provide the neighbours a rolling hill rather than a blank wall on which to gaze. The green roof system by LiveRoof and the planting by Nats Nursery provides habitat for birds and bees (the wild strawberries are a hit!).

Architect: Bruce Haden, Principal at DIALOG
SLA Role: Project Manager + Project Architect while at DIALOG


Tags:  Alucobond, BC wood, curved glass, daylighting, green roof, greenroof, infrastructure, leed gold, LiveRoof, Rodeca, Swiss Pearl, vancouver, Vancouver Architect, water cooled pumps, wood
Client:  Metro Vancouver
Project URL:  Client's project page