New Directions

Sandy Hill Flood Control and Park Rehabilitation

Ottawa, Ontario
Stantec/Chantal Gaudet L.A. AAPQ, CSLA
NEW DIRECTIONS – Regional Citation

Balancing form with function, Stantec provided an innovative stormwater management solution for the community of Sandy Hill in Ottawa that is preserving a vital park as a hub for the residents while controlling flooding. Imperceptible to the public, an underground tank provides the first line of defense when the sewer system becomes overloaded. Although integrating the facilities changed the park layout, Stantec’s creative redesign of the park maintained and even enhanced its recreational opportunities. The new park incorporates an improved layout, modernized facilities, and comfortable outdoor places, helping to revitalize the community.


Don River Watershed Regeneration Concept Sites

Schollen & Company Inc.
NEW DIRECTION – Regional Merit

The project demonstrates how existing urban and sub-urban landscapes can be remade to enhance their overall sustainability. The project examined the potential to retrotit tive sites, each of which exists as an archetypical landscape within the GTA. The project explored the potential to apply Low
Impact Development (L.l.D) and green building techniques to achieve stormwater management, water balance, natural heritage, energy conservation and social objectives.