• Seton is a dynamic commercial centre in Calgary’s south end.
  • first phase of a 360-acre commercial centre.
  • our team articulated both the urban design and the pedestrian realm amenities.
  • extensive landscape naturalization strategy was employed; site appears to be inserted into the original prairie landscape with minimal disturbance.
  • utilized xeriscape principles as part of the design of the soft landscape to ensure minimal water usage.
  • created an extensive bioretention element (the original ‘green line’) that accommodates the rainwater runoff from the parking lots and buildings.
  • evokes an ‘industrial chic’ urban design aesthetic; employed simple, durable materials in dynamic arrangements.
  • custom precast concrete benches become illuminated feature elements.
  • urban surface is articulated with an irregular, extensive paving design.
  • pedestrian pathways are incorporated into seating nodes, with a furnishing palette that complements this urban aesthetic.