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17

Sep
2021

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MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Update: Colourful Transformation

On 17, Sep 2021 | In infrastructure, Make, Place, Project | By Admin

It’s been another productive week at MERGEWe want to offer a special thanks to Mark Hersey, Jason Hardy and the team from ​​Solid Rock Fencing for their special attention to detail and careful installation of the 623 colourful acoustic panels. This project is starting to transform the landscape and has already made a huge difference in reducing the traffic noise level in the neighbouring Lynnmour community.

It is all coming together very nicely and everyone is excited to see the wall complete in the next few weeks.  

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall – 2021), will feature twenty naturalistic colours which represent a selection of local flora, fauna and landmarks specific to the Lynnmour community and area. Merge stands at 4m tall and spans 356m along the newly reconfigured section of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) between Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing and Lynn Creek. The acoustic dampening, sound wall sits between the highway and the residential neighbourhood along Keith Road and is clad in colourful powder-coated aluminum panels. The panels have been carefully configured to produce a giant, site-specific spectrum designed to be viewed by both passing traffic and residents in nearby communities.

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11

Mar
2021

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MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Update: Waidhofen, Austria

On 11, Mar 2021 | In infrastructure, Make, News, Place, Project | By Admin

Thanks to FORSTER and Rainer Kraft from Kraft Consulting for their recent photos of the colourful acoustic panels that have now been fabricated at Forster’s factory in Waidhofen, Austria.  Later this summer (2021) these panels will be installed along side 356m of Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) between Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing and Lynn Creek in the District of North Vancouver.

The public artwork, MERGE, will feature twenty naturalistic colours representing a selection of local flora, fauna and landmarks specific to the Lynnmour community and area.  The ~620 powder-coated aluminum panels have been carefully configured to produce a giant site-specific spectrum designed to be viewed by both passing traffic and residents in nearby communities.

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

 

 

 

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02

Jun
2016

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‘Storytelling’ installed!

On 02, Jun 2016 | In Make, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

Earlier this week our latest piece of public art, ‘Storytelling’ was installed!

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IMu Chan inspecting the installation of ‘Storytelling’ at Chief Mathias Joe Park, North Vancouver, BC.

Rebecca Bayer of spacemakeplace design worked in collaboration with IMu Chan of FSOARK Architects, in close partnership with the City of North Vancouver and local Squamish Nation representatives on this project.  It is part of the soon-to-be-complete renovation of Chief Mathias Joe Park in North Vancouver, BC.

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‘Storytelling’ as seen from the soon to be completed playground at Chief Mathias Joe Park.

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‘Storytelling’ is inspired by a story about the ‘Twin Sisters’ who brought peace to the region and were transformed into Vancouver’s iconic peaks more commonly known today as the ‘The Lions’.

The Sisters can be appreciated from multiple angles.

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Our special thanks to Toby’s Cycle Works, the metal fabricators and installers of ‘Storytelling’.  Thank you to the City of North Vancouver for making this project happen!

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Toby and Tito from Toby’s Cycleworks making final adjustments to ‘Storytelling’

Stay tuned for official park opening date – coming soon.

 

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01

Jun
2015

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STORYTELLING – getting ready for final production

On 01, Jun 2015 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

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Storytelling – Final Production Drawings

The final production drawings are ready.  Next step is the fabrication and preparation to install STORYTELLING this Fall at Chief Mathias Joe Park in North Vancouver, BC.

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30

Apr
2015

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STORYTELLING – mini maquette looking good

On 30, Apr 2015 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

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IMu Chan holding the MDF Mini Maquette

Rebecca and IMu made this mini maquette of one of the “Two Sisters” before STORYTELLING goes to final production.  It is exciting to see a 3D preview!  The finished STORYTELLING sculptures will be 62″ tall and fabricated from cut aluminum.

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25

May
2014

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The Two Sisters

On 25, May 2014 | In Inspiration, Place, Research | By Admin

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Chief Mathias Joe Capilano

Chief Mathias Joe (1854 – 1910) was a great Squamish chief who was known as a powerful orator and renowned storyteller who fought hard to defend the legacy of his people and culture.

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Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn’

Like many of his stories, the tale of ‘The Two Sisters’ is deeply rooted in the local land of North Vancouver and the Capliano area and has an important message of reconciliation, sharing and peace. ‘The Two Sisters’ tells of how the two iconic peaks, now known as ‘The Lions’ came to stand over the what has become Vancouver.

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E. Pauline Johnson

Also known as Chief Joe and Capiliano Joe, this incredible man once travelled all the way to London, England to address King Edward directly about settling land claims in British Columbia.  It was while he was in England that he met the Canadian writer Pauline Johnson.  Johnson, of Mowhawk and English decent, spent her last years living in Vancouver and recording the amazing tales told by her friend Chief Mathias Joe.

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Legends of Vancouver

In 1911 some of these stories, including ‘The Two Sisters’ were published in her book Legends of Vancouver. Johnson helped share these local legends with the English speaking public and now serve to remind Vancouver’s newer inhabitants of the area’s long and proud history.

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According to the legend, Vancouver’s twin peaks, now commonly known as ‘The Lions’ were originally named Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn’ (the Twin Sisters) long ago by a very powerful man known as the Great Tyee of the Caplianos. The Great Tyee ruled over the Capilano Canyon area and was a formidable warrior leader who prided himself on always winning battles against the neighbouring tribes. He had two beautiful daughters who were reaching the age at which it was customary to hold a great celebration in honour of their womanhood. The Great Tyee loved his daughters very much and upon their birthday he told them they could have anything that they wished for. The girls gave the offer careful consideration and decided to ask their father to invite the all the tribes that he was presently at war with to attend the upcoming celebration as a gift of peace.  Because the Great Tyee was a man of his word he sent out an invitation across the land and sea to welcome all local tribes to a fabulous feast and joyous celebration. Vast quantities of salmon and olallieberries were served and there were many days and nights of happy singing and dancing.

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The Two Sisters

After the celebration was over, hostile war songs ceased and a great and lasting brotherhood was sealed between the warring tribes. The daughters brought long-lasting peace to the area and the Great Tyee made them immortal by setting their memory forever in a high place in the mountains to watch over the Pacific Coast and the Caplilano Canyon.

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