Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Students unveil final concepts for 4 Avenue Flyover Public Space Project

Over the past few months, Grade 6 students from the Langevin School and the University of Calgary’s Master of Architecture program, with input from the public, have been working together to reimagine how the space beneath the 4 Avenue flyover could become a valued community space and walking corridor.

On April 6, The City of Calgary will be hosting an Open House, and we invite you to participate in the process by helping us choose the design ideas you think will best enhance the community of Bridgeland for residents and businesses alike.

“It’s really cool to see everyone’s ideas in the group on paper,” said a Grade 6 student Anas K when asked how they felt about the process so far. “I can’t wait to see what this is going to look like in person. I can’t believe that our ideas will be turned into real life!”

Open house details:
Thursday, April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre, 917 Centre Ave N.E.

Why this project?

Calgary’s first Pedestrian Strategy was approved in 2016 and includes 49 actions to make walking safer and more attractive.

This project was proposed by the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association in response to the Pedestrian Strategy and is being supported by The City of Calgary as an opportunity to:
  • Create an attractive entrance to the community of Bridgeland 
  • Offer an improved walking and cycling connection between Bridgeland, the downtown and river pathway network
  • Enhance an under-used community public space
  • Benefit from kids’ imaginations and new design practices being taught at the University level 
  • Reveal a community-supported set of ideas that change this public space into a friendly and active part of the community 
Project timeline

Feedback from online and in-person engagement in January, along with input from the Community Association task force, was shared with the students from Langevin School and the U of C. Following a site visit in January, the students set out to put their ideas to paper.

Once their ideas were captured, the U of C Graduate Students then turned them into full-sized renderings which were presented to a panel of industry leaders and mentors in March. These industry experts helped refine the designs so they are ready for public input on April 6.

Following in-person and online engagement in April, the City will begin to build the final chosen concept in June.

To learn more about the project or to participate in our online survey (between April 6 and 16) to help pick the final design visit, Calgary.ca/flyover.

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