Seton Regional Commercial Centre
Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.
- 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.