Ocean Estuary

Ocean Estuary

Client  ·  Merchant House Capital Inc
Location  ·  Vancouver, BC, Canada
Completion  ·  In Progress

Architecture  ·  KRA
Interior Design  ·  KRA

The Ocean Estuary is situated at the end of Fulford Harbour on the south of Salt Spring Island, BC.

The project consists of 17 small cabins and a village square comprised of a restaurant, music venue and small retail shops all tied together by an outdoor plaza which will seek to become a community hub for the south of the island.

With rich ecology and a unique geological history, the site is located directly over the Fulford Thrust fault line where two separate geological systems meet. Emphasizing the importance of the site’s history, the shapes, materials, and language of the landscape and architecture mimic another layer of the island’s geology.

Currently at the Design Development phase of the project, the materiality and form of the buildings and their relationship to the site and its concept are continuing to be explored.