PARLIAMENT HILL CANTILEVERED WALKWAY
Heritage in the making on Parliament Hill.
The Cantilevered Walkway feasibility study became an exercise in Capital building, an examination to define the evolution of a significant and iconic landscape that may form part of Canada's future heritage. The focus of the study involved assessing the feasibility of a creating a dramatic new pedestrian experience behind the Library of Parliament overlooking the Ottawa River - a world famous vantage point.
The design challenge was to create a contemporary public promenade, anchored to a heritage landscape surrounding Parliament Hill. Issues that were addressed included heritage preservation, design integration and identity, user comfort, universal accessibility, site security, constructability and cost estimation.
Ottawa, ON, Canada