Bowmont Park opens

8 years in the making, our largest pilot project for Watershed+ is now open to the public, following its dedication to Dale Hodges yesterday by Mayor Nenshi.
What was once a contaminated gravel pit in Calgary, Alberta, has now been remediated and transformed into a 40 hectare natural space, park, public art work and stormwater facility.

Artworks on this scale are the work of many passionate and dedicated people form conception to construction. Design collaborators: O2 Planning + Design, AECOM, Source2Source. Construction: Wilco Southwest.
We are indebted to Calgary Parks, Water Resources and Public art teams City of Calgary Arts and Culture for their the vision, generosity and relentless hard work and determination to provide this place for the people of Calgary.
We couldn’t be more excited to share it, if you’re planning a visit do get in touch (any excuse to get out there) We might even see the newly resident moose.

image courtesy of Wilco Southwest

image courtesy of Wilco Southwest

Dynamic Environment Lab Program Week

Our Dynamic Environment Lab Program Week was full of great discussions and learnings, presentations and site visits, and we had a full house at our public event, Dynamic Environment: Complimentary Perspectives, at the National Music Centre.

We are grateful to those who participated and came out in support, thank you!

Mayor's Urban Design Awards 2015

Last Thursday The City of Calgary held their bi-annual Mayor's Urban Design Awards, and Watershed+ is honoured to have received two awards.

Forest Lawn Lift Station in the 'Urban Fragments' category received an Honourable Mention. This category was described as "projects involving a single, small-scale piece of a building or landscape that contributes significantly to the quality of the public realm...an intervention that contributes to the enjoyment and appreciation of the urban environment".
Lost Spaces Ideas competition, in collaboration with dtalks, received the award for Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects. This category was for a plan, study, charette, etc, within Calgary that provides a strategy for urban transformation with a long-term vision.

We are excited to work with such an amazing team as part of Watershed+, and would like to recognize dtalks and the numerous departments within The City of Calgary who participated: Water Services, Parks, Transportation, Planning, Public Art.
Our partners for Forest Lawn Lift Station were Associated Engineers, Nemalux LED Lighting, Marshall Tittemore Architects, and contractors Maple Reinders Inc.