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Downtown Flood Barrier

Project Details

Downtown Flood Barrier


Calgary, AB, Canada


City of Calgary


Phase 1: 2018, Phase 2: 2023


Electrical Engineering Consulting Services & Specialty Lighting Design

  • 2020 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, National Award - Medium-scale Landscapes
  • 2024 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) - Award of Excellence in Community Development

Located on the riverfront between West Eau Claire Park, and Eau Claire Promenade, the design for the $36.6M Downtown Flood Barrier project focuses on strengthening the city’s pathways network, providing improved recreation areas and integrating public art into the riverfront pathway system. The lighting design for the pathways provides rhythmic pools of light and shadow that highlight pathway connection points while leaving dimmer space for quiet respite. We also utilized low level luminaires to softly wash the delta garden pathways, emphasizing “The City Unseen” public artwork embedded in the concrete.

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