According to a city staff report, the design concept by Wilson Chang Architect pays tribute to early French Canadians who established logging businesses in Maillardville. Vertical strips of metal panels with varying shades of brown create the appearance of the floating logs of the Fraser River, but instead they are “floating over the glass facade.”
The podium provides contrast with its white “heritage-inspired” brick.
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Project page: https://wcai.ca/projects/mixed-use/loma/