I’m what many people refer to an “Armchair Architect”. All of my life, architecture and design was always of interest to me and continues to be so to this day. So many talented men and women and the teams they work with have designed such awe inspiring structures that often when I’m able to experience them 1st hand, I’m truly at a loss for words (which for me is odd!).
In more recent years, Edmonton has been working to increase the design quality of it’s buildings. We’ve seen some pretty amazing structures come together in our City and they range from pedestrian bridges (see http://www.edmontonjournal.com/columnists/Beautiful+bridge+smart+city/5265157/story.html) to our gorgeous Art Gallery of Alberta.
Today, 4 sets of preliminary drawings were released to the public by the Government of Alberta. (see http://www.infrastructure.alberta.ca/3688.htm). Take a look, give them feedback and think about how each design affects you.
My initial thoughts? All faces, north, south, east and west have to be able to interact with the street, need to be pedestrian friendly and truly WELCOME people into the building.
Thanks for reading, check out the new RAM designs and most importantly… BE Inspired!