MERGE, Trans-Canada Highway @ Keith Road, Lynnmour, District of North Vancouver, territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), 2022
356m x 4m
Powder-coated aluminum acoustic panels
MERGE features twenty naturalistic colours which represent a selection of local flora, fauna and landmarks specific to the Lynnmour community and Lynn Creek / Seymour River area. The artwork stands at 4m tall and spans 356m along this section of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1).
The acoustic dampening sound wall, which lies between the highway and the residential neighbourhood of Lynnmour, has been manufactured using colourful powder-coated aluminum panels. These 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.
Special thanks to:
Jay Porter, BC Transportation and Infrastructure
Erin Moxton, North Vancouver District
Lori Phillips, North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
Tamsin Guppy, Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Rainer Kraft, KCI Kraft Consulting Inc.
Mark Hersey & Jason Hardy, Solid Rock Fencing Ltd.
Acoustic sound barrier panels with colour coatings manufactured in Austria by Forster.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure and the District of North Vancouver, 2021
All images copyright Rebecca Bayer / David Gregory / Spacemakeplace Design