Boldwing Continuum was commissioned by BC Ferry Services to provide architectural, interior design and building envelope solutions for the replacement of the Berth 2 Waiting Lounge and the extensive renovation of the connecting walkway at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.
The project required the replacement of the existing waiting lounge to accommodate the growing number of foot passengers. The existing walkway was upgraded to complement the recent upgrades to the remainder of the ferry terminal and provide continuity of the customer experience.
The renovation project was completed in conjunction with the Berth 2 marine structure replacement and required coordination of the articulated gangway with the lounge structure and building envelope. Due to the limited available site area and the increasing number of customers, the 1,884 sq ft (175 sq m) passenger waiting lounge was partially constructed over the water to meet the required program.
An integrated design approach was incorporated during the entire project process to ensure that the client’s representatives — operation and maintenance staff — along with the Berth 2 marine structure consulting team were able to provide input and feedback as the design and construction progressed.
Boldwing Continuum facilitated, moderated, evaluated and prioritized the comprehensive set of building and operational performance requirements to allow for the design development as well as working drawings and specifications to be completed within four months of the project award. Construction was completed over an 8-month period while maintaining ongoing terminal operations.
With direct views to the Strait of Georgia, foot passengers can now enjoy a bright and elegant lounge.