Competition project | Calgary, Canada | 2015
The Lost Spaces Ideas Competition asked participants to re-envision Calgary’s remnant public spaces which gave us an opportunity to explore a widespread urban problem – a transportation system in which cars are priority results in losing the human scale of its adjacent spaces.
Our concept proposes the renovation of a pedestrian overpass with a bus stop where people not only have to go through but also enjoy waiting for the bus.
The project aims to re-envision the site on a more human scale. We transform the pedestrian zone using local wood material elements to form a shelter for the bus stop and renovate the overpass’ outlook. The idea was to convert a traditionally boring place into a contemporary playground for adults and children alike. We also integrated vegetation, night lighting as well as accessibility for physically challenged people.
The notion that “the city is our playground” is essential for this project. We wanted to turn an everyday urban routine into a time for enjoyment, having fun or just outplaying the wait for the bus.