Weijan Li
In-Visible-Spark

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE

MLA M1

EVDL 668 | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO II

INSTRUCTORS: MARY-ELLEN TYLER + JAMIE JOHNSON

This project is located in the East of Downtown Calgary, AB where the Northwest corner of the Memorial Drive and Deerfoot Highway meet. It is a place along the Nose Creek that is abandoned for a long time by the context elements. For example, the site is not easy to approach by the public transportation, it is sitting on the floodplain area, and it is only two iconic/historic elements on site which are the TELUS Spark and Nose Creek. Moreover, during 1924-1969 there was a former greenhouse where TELUS Spark is now as well as there was a trout fish habitat in the Nose Creek a long time ago. However, due to the environmental pollution, such as negative water quality, unstable bank conditions, the trout fish no longer survived in the creek within our site boundary, and they either moved to upper northern stream or went to the Bow River for a better living environment. The goal of the design is to enrich the function of the site where the place in between the TELUS building and the Creek. The objectives are to introduce the New Educational Building to the site (Green House/Trout Exhibition), to regrade the stream bank to address the existing erosion issue, and to create ponding areas to minimize flood effect (oxbow). In this way, the proposed design will bring back the loss of history, provide a new fresh breath to the site as well as thrive as a long time goal on site.