Ottawa Cultural Arts Centre and Public Space
project consisted in an urban design proposal for the redevelopment of
Confederation Park in Ottawa. In
designing a festival space, the initial design approach was to incorporate
the surrounding urban conditions into the site.
the desire to express the peripheral edges in the space, large steps were
first created on the Northern portion of the site as a social extension of
the National Arts Centre terraces. Links to the city and to the civic
portion of the site where created by extrapolating the regular city grid
into the site and extending the existing paths. The Rideau Canal was
brought into the site in a literal fashion.
This extraction of water brought an important edge condition to the
and surfaces created architectural landscape elements which culminated
into the Centre.