Is it possible to transform a city’s most-used and least-liked street into a vibrant pedestrian corridor and a catalyst for local commercial development?
Calgary’s 7th Avenue is the hub of the city centre’s transit system and the most heavily used pedestrian area of the downtown core. The City of Calgary approached GEC Architecture to redesign and redevelop this critical transit corridor.
Our guiding design principle for the project was simple: making connections. Connecting stations to parks and plazas, turning stations into sidewalks by connecting LRT platforms to green spaces and buildings, and connecting people to pathways, the street and local shops and businesses. Our goal for this project: to create not just a place, but an experience.
* with Sturgess Architecture