On the Boards

Taza Park

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A new paradigm of ecological reconciliation

The design for Taza Park near Calgary is based around the cultural values of the TsuuT’ina Nation: giving back what one takes, building powerful connections to the land, and promoting regeneration. Our design restores the hydrology of the land by creating new ecological corridors that improve the biodiversity of the environment. These corridors establish an underlying framework for the park system which, in form, mirrors the intricate overlay of oxbows in the nearby Elbow River to create landforms and boardwalks twisting around ephemeral stormwater ponds, which drain to Weaselhead Flats, Calgary’s largest and most important marshlands.

Collaborators

Gensler, Callison/RTKL, Zeidler Architecture, WSP, WATT

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