Pender Ocean Discovery Station (PODS)

PODS  will be an advanced lab and aquarium building located on the Sunshine Coast in Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada.

PODS will house:

  • A beautiful, interactive subterranean aquarium

  • Interactive, hands-on exhibits

  • Wet Lab Classroom with Touch Tanks

  • An outdoor children’s amphitheatre classroom

  • Marine research laboratories for local schools as well as regional universities

  • Extensive conference facilities

  • A cafe and tea shop

The formal concept for the PODS was derived from the Ruby Lake Lagoon Societies desire to have a deep connection to nature and the history of boat building in Pender Harbour. The PODS will be constructed from laminated fir beams, and clad with cedar strips on the interior and a metal cladding on the exterior. 


Location: Madeira Park, BC

Date:  ongoing

Size: 20,000 sq/ft


Deutscher Architecture

ReLoad Energy

Happa Landscape


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