Landscapes - Spring 2018 - 47

FAIRE PLACE À LA
SIGNPOST
RIVIÈRE

8

6

and save trees. Then, we wrapped
the wall with a bench and pushed and
pulled it through the existing park
to create pockets for gathering. It
became social infrastructure and flood
infrastructure at once.
The wall was the most challenging
component from a design and an
engineering perspective. Thurber
Engineering brought geotechnical
expertise; Entuitive, structural expertise;
and Matrix Environmental, hydraulic
expertise. We needed to protect
mature trees while not infringing on
the promenade and still provide a wall
that would control up to two metres
of flow. Shallow, broad footings would
wipe out trees and be more susceptible
to subsurface flood flows, while deeper
foundations would require a larger
excavation, still damaging tree roots

and increasing costs. The back and
forth between design options was
endless - but it worked - and the
bench will become a new piece of the
park's identity.
WHAT SILOS?
And so it goes with such large and
complex projects.The public dialogue
was extensive, and the list of key players
was endless, including the City (Water
Resources, Parks, Urban Strategy,
Transportation), and the Province of
Alberta. One of the best outcomes of this
project has been the public support and
the enthusiasm from all the players at the
City. It didn't come from breaking silos!
We simply refused to recognize that they
were there in the first place.

9

NAUTILUS
POND™

matt.williams@o2design.com

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5,6,7 DIAGRAM OF THE WEST EAU CLAIRE FLOOD STRATEGY 6 DELTA PARK BY THE LANDMARK PEACE BRIDGE:
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR WALKERS AND CYCLISTS TO REST 7 A RETAINING WALL WRAPPED WITH A BENCH IS
PULLED THROUGH THE PARK TO CREATE POCKETS FOR GATHERING COURTESY O2 PLANNING + DESIGN

The East Bowmont project included
several innovative stormwater
treatment technologies, including
a unique circular sediment clarifier
pond. This feature is designed to
manage high-flow rates (up to 5 cubic
metres per second) in a manner
that captures fine sediments and
floating contaminants that could
otherwise compromise downstream
treatment wetlands and natural
environments. S2S worked with Sans
Facon to integrate sculptural water
and control structure elements into
the design of this Nautilus Pond.
Landscape Architect Bernie Amell of
S2S was co-inventor, with Engineer
Cory Albers, of this internationally
patented technology.
8 NAUTILUS POND: A "MORNING GLORY SPILLWAY"
NAMED FOR ITS FLOWER-LIKE SHAPE 9 THE
NAUTILIS DESIGN FOR EAST BOWMONT PARK
ILLUSTRATIONS 8 + 9 COURTESY BERNIE AMELL, S2S

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2018

To Begin With
Our Writers
Upfront
Essay
THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
CONVERSATION
A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
INTERVIEW
CRITIQUE
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - CONVERSATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - INTERVIEW
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