Macleod Trail

Submitted by Vicki Scuri

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Project

Client: Calgary Public Art Program & City of Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $500,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Jennifer Thompson

City of Calgary Public Art Program

Other

Dominic Cheng

ISL Engineering

Other

Marlen Buitelaar

ISL Engineering

Industry Resource

Rob Marcus

Marcon Metalfab

Industry Resource

Dave Hiemstra

Optics Lighting

Artist

Vicki Scuri

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks

Overview

Macleod Trail Artwork enhances two new side-by-side diverging diamond bridges forming the southern gateway to Calgary. The bridges feature grills across their spans and railings above, marked by two towers marking the pedestrian path. The grills, towers and rails are inspired by motion, the sky, the site, and nearby waterways. These bridges are part of an innovative highway interchange called a diverging diamond, the first in Canada, which promotes continuous movement. At night, the grills and pedestrian towers are illuminated with programmable LED lighting promoting community connectivity with seasons, holidays and place.

Goals

The goals for this project include: providing wayfinding at the southern gateway to Calgary, reflecting the movement of the new diverging diamond infrastructure and the nearby Bowe River, marking the pedestrian path, providing pedestrian scale and interest, and providing daytime and nighttime amenity.

Process

Vicki Scuri Siteworks worked closely with the City of Calgary, and the design build team to realize this work including: the pedestrian rail, grills, project color, programmable LED lighting, and the light towers. Vicki Scuri Siteworks was in involved throughout the design process and during the construction of the work.