VDZ is proud to be the design team responsible for the celebration plaza at the Prince George Civic Plaza. Local leaders and Canada Games dignitaries cut the ribbon on a major renovation of the civic plaza - a large open space downtown Prince George, constructed in the 1980's. Mark van der Zalm and Shaun Smakal were on hand to join the celebration, welcome the torch bearers and share in the excitements around a significant rejuvenation of the plaza. Other local news links: http://www.250news.com/2014/11/04/torch-relay-illuminates-canada-games-plaza/ http://www.250news.com/2014/11/04/new-plaza-unveiled/ http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/plaza-takes-place-as-games-symbol-1.1496175
VDZ is working with the city of Port Coquitlam on an extremely fun and innovative play space at Lions Park. This park is the flagship family destination in the city's park network and has traditionally offered a large playground space. Over the course of this summer and Fall, a new type of playspace is emerging. Designed around the concept of 'accessibility' for all - Travis Martin, VDZ's project lead, has developed spaces for people with a variety of physical, mental, or learning challenges. The park space will feature tactile, musical, and physically challenging features that should delight youngsters and the young at heart. Wet and dry play opportunities are incorporated into an undulating play environment, that is sure to please!
The competitive tender has closed for the Town Centre Artificial Turf Field. The successful contractor is Wilco westcoast civil contractors. Wilco has a wealth of experience in the construction of artificial and sand turf sportsfield venues. VDZ+A will supervise mobilization during the first week of June. Construction will continue through summer with a Fall target for opening. Check back for more information on this exciting improvement for the city of Coquitlam.