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EXCELLENCE 2019
MEDIUM-SCALE PUBLIC L ANDSCAPES

CLAUDE CORMIER ET ASSOCIÉS

BREAKWATER PARK
KINGSTON, ON

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BREAKWATER PARK re-opened in July
2018, after a three-part revitalization over
six years, renewing the connection between
Lake Ontario and the community of Kingston,
Ontario. Part Three arose serendipitously while
working on Parts One and Two. An observation
of spontaneous swimming, sunning and kite
boarding by daring residents at the derelict pier
just beyond the Breakwater Park limit hinted to
some irresistible possibilities. The city's Water
Treatment Plant, which controlled the site and
dock, agreed to a park transformation that
would ultimately become the first deep water
urban swimming pier in Canada, affectionately
renamed after hometown Tragically Hip hero
and Great Lakes advocate, Gord Downie.
A new path turns off the revitalized park
promenade to reveal an upland beach,
widening southwards to a full width of 30m.
Here, sand transitions to a three-tiered
concrete terrace descending to the lake level.
Steel sheet pile walls and tiebacks were cut
down, with a new dockwall bracing system
integrated into the terrace steps. Tier widths of
2m give ample space for reclining, sitting in the
water, or taking a flying plunge into the deep.
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/ PARC BREAKWATER, KINGSTON, ON
LE PARC BREAKWATER A rouvert en
juillet 2018, après une revitalisation en trois
volets étalés sur six ans qui a rétabli le lien
entre le lac Ontario et la communauté de
Kingston. La troisième partie est apparue
de manière fortuite apres les concepteurs
ont aperçu des résidents qui, près d'une
jetée située juste au-delà des limites
du parc, s'adonnaient à la baignade, au
bronzage et au kite-surfing. Ils ont alors
entrevu d'irrésistibles possibilités. La
première jetée urbaine de natation en
eau profonde au Canada [was] rebaptisée
affectueusement en l'honneur de Gord
Downie, du groupe Tragically Hip, héros
local et ardent défenseur des Grands Lacs.
Un nouveau sentier bifurque de la
promenade revitalisée du parc pour révéler
une plage qui s'élargit vers le sud sur une
largeur de 30 m. Ici, le sable fait la transition
vers une terrasse en béton à trois niveaux
qui descend jusqu'au lac. Les murs en
palplanches d'acier ont été réduits grâce à
un nouveau système de contreventement

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"It is commendable that
the designers changed the
project design in response
to seeing how people used
the space."

« Il est louable que les

concepteurs aient modifié
la conception du projet en
fonction de l'utilisation de
l'espace par les gens. »
Jury



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Jurors + Writers
Prologue
Excellence 2019
Jury's Award of Excellence
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Planning + Analysis
Research
Communication
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Critique
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