TOWN CENTRE PARK PERFORMANCE PLAZA
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Project Type: Landscape Architecture
About This Project
The $2.7 million project features an elevated plaza surrounded by a semi-circular amphitheatre set into an existing grassy embankment. The amphitheatre consists of seat walls and lawn terraces. The seat walls provide seating for audiences up to 900, while the terraces and plaza floor can accommodate 300 additional temporary seats. The plaza is backed by a dramatic vertical steel structure. The ISL-designed structure, in the form of leaping salmon, manifests the meaning of Coquitlam’s name: “red fish up a stream” in the Coast Salish language. The City’s identity is further expressed with inscriptions in the seat walls that reference the City’s history and cultural heritage.
During non-event times the plaza offers views to the lake, a sunny aspect and informal picnic areas. The Town Centre Park Performance Plaza design includes lighting and event power for the site as well as acting as a power hub for adjacent outdoor festival venues.
- Landscape Architecture
- Municipal Engineering
- Supporting Services