Mid Main Park | Vancouver Canada | Hapa Collaborative

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Hapa and the Vancouver Parks Board developed Mid-Main Park on a remnant site where Main Street bends at 18th Avenue.  Working with the Mount Pleasant community, Hapa developed a park design that provides a social hotspot on the Main Street promenade, integrates sustainable principles of tree protection and stormwater management, while also celebrating the history of the site.

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The park includes ample fixed and movable seating including sinuous, underlit benches, a small mounded lawn, drought tolerant shade planting, and pervious paving that collects water into a subterranean infiltration gallery.  The signature of the site is the bendy-straw trellis, a whimsical reference to the former Palm Dairy milk bar that occupied the site from 1952 to 1989.

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Mid Main Park | Vancouver Canada |  Hapa Collaborative

Design Firm | Hapa Collaborative
Year | 2013
Image Credits | Hapa Collaborative
Text Credits |        Hapa Collaborative

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