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Transit Takes a Front Seat

Enhanced Belvedere Transit Centre enriches the daily commute for Edmontonians.

Edmonton, AB

Out with the Old, In with the New

The new Belvedere Transit Centre replaces a 35-year old existing centre and gives Edmonton transit users a safe, comfortable place to wait for their bus. Located right beside the Belvedere LRT Station, the new transit centre includes public heated and unheated waiting areas, a security office, operator washrooms, service rooms and a kiosk.

Open Concept

The design of the transit centre takes its cue from the roof line of the existing LRT building. Full glazing on the front and both sides allows views in and out—patrons can see their bus, and safety is increased inside the centre. Multiple points of entry give users a range of options to access the centre or exit toward their bus. The interior of the transit centre includes an exposed roof structure, similar to the nearby LRT building, with an inset wood clad ceiling. The warm wood softens the experience for travelers.

A Pleasant Plaza

The site design responds to the existing paths of travel of transit patrons, and grading around the project site is improved, including access to the adjacent LRT Centre. Planting beds line walkways with incorporated bench seating. A row of canopy trees provides shade in the plaza and helps mitigate the prevailing northwest winter winds. Flexible open space is available on the west end of the plaza to allow for casual programming such as food trucks, market stalls, information kiosks or small performances.

Project facts

Services: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Size: 340 sq m
Client: City of Edmonton
Builder: K-Rite Construction
Completion: October 2019