The first phase of the project focuses on introducing a wider array of urban forms that will encourage an active public realm within the community. A collection of mews, lanes, courtyards, squares, and linear parks are each designed to reflect a new sensibility that is fundamentally urban and social—geared toward neighbourhood connectivity and flexibility, promoting mixed modes of transportation and movement, and designed to include memorable spaces for the community to come together within a new public realm.
Mews Shared Street
The mews are envisioned as a shared community space for residents to use as a courtyard. With a series of private-public thresholds, the mews provide residents with a ‘front porch’ onto neighborhood activities and events.
Linear Park Elevation
The linear park is a narrow space but we felt it was important to carve out rooms that would provide the amenities and park-programming that families living nearby would need.
The concept for the park is a story of regeneration & reuse; a great number of diverse, mature trees were cleared from the old development and we made it our mission to salvage as many trees as possible for re-use in the linear park as furnishings, paving, new materials, and play equipment.
Salvaged Tree Concepts
We envision using salvaged trees as seating, paving, structural & play elements within the linear park.
A diversity of native species are specified within the project to mediate between private & public spaces, but also to treat street run-off within bio-filtration swales wherever possible.