BOWNESS PARK REDEVELOPMENT
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Project Type: Buildings
About This Project
In their September 2009 report, IBI Landplan describes the park as a significant cultural landscape, “It has evolved from a wilderness resort to an amusement and pleasure ground, to a natural retreat surrounded by urban development. The park is cherished as a place for family recreation in a perceived natural environment; this has historically been, and continues to be, Bowness Park’s most fundamental and defining characteristics.
1. The Teahouse and New Concession Pavilion, New Expansive Wood Framed Court Yard
2. The New Wading Pool and Building
3. Orthophonic Building
4. Recreated Boat Rental Building
5. Pumphouse Building
6. Two Pedestrian Bridges
7. Maintenance Building
8. Washroom Building
9. Sun Shelters
ISL developed the concept of reinterpreting and re envisioning the historical elements of the park utilizing modern engineered wood products, in conjunction with hand cut heavy timber posts, beams and trusses.
The use of these wood design elements allowed ISL to emulate the historical elements and aesthetic, while ensuring longevity to the structures.
- Structural Engineering