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Mark Ashby Architecture is pleased to be selected for TKRT Properties Young Urbanist Program, 2010 edition.

Created by a Vancouver Based development company, YUP is a tool to promote exploration in urban design through the vehicle of commercial development work. The 2010 edition will provide a 340 sq.ft. storage and commercial space for a bicycle tour and rental business at the River Market in New Westminster, BC. The project will create an inviting and dynamic venue for summer activities from a problematic corner of the River Market site.

Constrained to a tight budget, the project levers the existing conditions to meet the rigourous program requirements. A central challenge is to meet the security requirements of the business operator while maintaining a generous and inviting presence all year round.

Digital fabrication techniques were explored to achieve a diaphanous exterior cladding in perforated metal.

Client: River Market at Westminster Quay
Year: 2010 – 2011
Architect: Mark Ashby Architecture
Structural Engineer: Glotman Simpson
Graphic Design: Hangar 18

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