EDGEMONT COMMUNITY MASTER PLAN (Nose Hill)
City of Calgary Urban Planning Competition 1982
"If you don't scale THE HILL,
you can't view the plain."
~ Old Proverb
Our community master plan for the Edgemont neighbourhood in Calgary together with our housing and community facility building design concepts, won first and second place awards in this Urban Planning & Housing Competition. The plan optimizes views and solar orientation on a sloping site. Several collection ponds were designed as a community feature to collect run off water and as a site amenity.
The design concept called for a ring road system, freeing the land for pedestrian traffic, the introduction of bicycle paths, provision of major open space and environmental reserves, introduction of community garden plots, on-site storm water collection and filtration, the use of energy conservation strategies and provision for home based business. Cluster housing was proposed for this "living and working" community rather than typical single family lots - resulting in more green space and community areas. The design concept for Edgemont was one of western Canada's very early "low impact" sustainable based community plans. (with Jack Long, Rob Sieniuc, Eric de Ridder, Richard Sordi)