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landscape architects and AECOM Canada
Ltd. providing the engineering design
and construction administration. During
construction, the entire design team
worked collaboratively with Wilco to ensure
that the fine artistic details of the water
flow were expressed as intended in the
design.
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of the Bow River; and Public Art was
committed to leveraging the potential of
this site to reveal and use the processes
at work. All of the business units were
committed to creating a park that met the
needs of Calgary citizens with engaging
solutions. This was important as this was
one of the first times all three business units
worked together on such a large project;
there was definitely pressure to succeed.
" Dale Hodges Park's role in remediating
ecological integrity by healing the scar
of past gravel mining, providing diverse
habitat and improving stormwater quality
from the large upstream watershed was
recognized as an important goal, " says
Olson. " At the same time, the park must
make a significant contribution to the social
and cultural ecology of both surrounding
neighbourhoods and the city. These two
overlapping goals had to be achieved if the
park was to be successful. "
A key project goal for Water Resources
was to protect the Bow River by providing
nutrient removal from stormwater by
constructed wetlands. This was only
possible by using a Nautilus Pond®
sediment removal system from
Source2Source Inc. to protect the sensitive
constructed wetlands. Coincidentally, the
perfectly round geometry of this item was
right in line with the WATERSHED+ artistic
goals and the public engagement goals of
Calgary Parks.
BUILDING THE TEAM
The collaborative opportunity to work
with landscape architects, engineers,
artists and biologists was seized upon by
the City team, which quickly saw how this
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collaboration pushed each discipline to
go outside and beyond their traditional
boundaries to create a truly unique
environment.
The City's Water Resources commissioned
AECOM Canada Ltd. and Source2Source
Inc. to execute the stormwater wetland
treatment system and civil engineering
design. O2 Planning + Design was
commissioned by Calgary Parks to design
the park spaces and contribute to the
forms of the earthworks. WATERSHED+
commissioned Sans façon to lead the
design team to bridge engineering and
landscape architecture and fulfill the
artistic intentions of the project. Lastly,
Wilco Contractors was awarded the
construction contract.
Sans facon's Blanc notes, " As part of an
innovative public art program embedding
artists in the municipal water department,
an artist was appointed to lead the
conceptual approach of the project as a
whole for Water, Parks, and Public Art,
working in collaboration with the selected
consultant to reconcile the two design
intents - one informed by ecological
restoration of the landscape, the other with
water resource engineering - and at the
same time create one of the largest public
artworks in North America. "
According to Bernie Amell from
Source2Source Inc., the working design
process for the stormwater treatment
system was very collaborative with deep
interactions between Sans façon as the
lead artistic consultant, Source2Source
Inc. as the stormwater treatment system
designer, O2 Planning + Design as the
Heather Aitken notes, " As a Watershed+
pilot project, the Lead Artists were
embedded from the start - and responsible
to lead the project conceptually. They,
along with Parks, Water Resources and
Public Art staff, interviewed and selected
the firms that completed the team. "
" The various elements had to work
together to provide multi-functionality, "
notes Olson. " The deeply intertwined
nature of the responsibilities presented
both challenges and opportunities to all
participants. Technical, artistic and design
intentions at times overlapped and blurred,
requiring reconciliation. In the end, the
entire team's dedication to the overall
project concept permitted the result to rise
beyond compromise to be truly powerful
and complementary. "
INSPIRATION
" Sans façon was clear that they wanted
very deliberate geometrical shapes
imprinted on the constructed landscape, "
notes Cory Albers from Source2Source
Inc. This informed the design process for
the team to provide strong geometrical
forms to achieve the required water
treatment and management functions
while providing pathways, boardwalks and
prospects so that spirit of the park can be
experienced by visitors.
The interplay of deliberate geometry with
natural features served to provide further
inspiration for portions of the park. The
design team sought to strike balance
between natural and geometrical features
so that they are in counterpoint with each
other. For Source2Source's Amell, one
of the strongest influences came from
resurrecting a 900 m long seasonal creek
that previously flowed through the land.
The generalized course of the historic
stream, and historic riparian environments,
served as form and function inspiration
for the created water environments and
3 THE NAUTILUS POND® PROTECTS DOWNSTREAM
WETLANDS FROM SMOTHERING SEDIMENT. 4 LOOKING
WEST, THE ANABRACH INSPIRED LANDFORMS
ADJACENT THE STREAM PROVIDE MICROHABITATS.
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PROLOGUE
VIRTUAL LOOK, TRUE EXCELLENCE | DÉLIBÉRATIONS VIRTUELLES, EXCELLENCE VÉRITABLE
JURY’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE | PRIX D’EXCELLENCE DU JURY
LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À GRANDE ÉCHELLE
SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À PETITE ÉCHELLE
PLANNING + ANALYSIS | PLANIFICATION ET ANALYSE
RESEARCH | RECHERCHE
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