Komagata Maru Memorial

Project Description:

The Komagata Maru Memorial has transformed an underutilized area of a downtown waterfront park in to a unique and meaningful public space. We were instrumental in the selection of a location with historic relevance to the incident: a site with panoramic views towards the place where the steamship lay at anchor one kilometer off-shore from May to July 1914. LEES + Associates led the public engagement process and achieved consensus on a design for this highly controversial monument and its placement at a visually prominent location.

Client/Location:
Khalsa Diwan Society / Harbour Green Park, Vancouver, BC
Project Innovations:
  • Capitalizes on the site’s highly programmed surroundings, while creating a place of contemplation, compassion and gathering in an under-utilized corner of the waterfront
  • Awards: 2013 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Regional Award of Merit
Project Sub-consultants:

MMM Group, Electrical Engineer
Rodney Blackwell Engineering, Structural Engineer
Fusion Works, Steel Supply

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