Green roofs and living walls

by kristin on October 8, 2011

in Events

Old warehouse

The Iron Sketch challenge

Over 70 interested citizens came out to the Iron Sketch night on Thursday to watch three respected urban designers in competition about a secret space in the Bow to Bluff corridor. The challenge: the old warehouse aka as the triangle building.

Marc Boutain (marc boutin architectural collaborative) and his volunteers Lance, Riley and Sonia imagined a living building with a green roof spiraling all the way up to the top. They impressed with a cardboard model of their design – including two hot peppers as greenery.

Dale Taylor (Eleven Eleven Architecture) took the whole corridor design into consideration. The built structure decreased in order to provide more space for a walkway from the Bow River to McHugh Bluff, a mix of shops and residential use in the buildings invite people to stay. Dale was supported by volunteers Adrienne, Colin and Rose.

Last, but not least Bow to Bluff designer Mark Crisp (O2 Planning + Design) and his volunteer team John, Doug and Charlotte turned the warehouse into a multi-use building. They won the Iron Sketch challenge with their idea of a living wall facing the LRT tracks.

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