Client Praxis Projects
Location Sherwood Park | Alberta
Initially, an excitingly ambitious vision by the Owners Group, Salisbury Village was planned as a mix of high and medium density residential housing. This included high-rise structures, paired with an arterial commercial “village” – all interlaced with natural and developed open space. EDA’s primary role was to provide the conceptual design development of the community open space system, which started with the retention and enhancement of a natural wetland component. With sustainability as one of the main focuses of the development, street-side bioswales were envisioned to carry surface drainage through the community to the storm water management facility, which then made its way through a series of stream course features and out through the wetland. Elements such as wildlife viewing components, a water-play plaza, community garden, sports fields, and a community interpretive centre were all factored into the design. At the center, an Eco Discovery Park captured the sustainability/ecology story through an interactive play experience focussed on nature, ecology, alternative energy and science.