All Season

a new urban focus – academic revision – 2012

All-Season has been designed to provide quality outdoor public space during every season throughout the year, especially during Calgary’s harsh winters. At the heart of this building is a street-level outdoor market and event space protected from bitter winter winds coming primarily from the northwest. This space also receives direct sunlight as the building is oriented towards the path of the sun with a large, glazed roof structure angled to the south. This roof lets in the warmth of the sun while simultaneously defending against wind, rain and snow. All-Season is a new way of focusing on pedestrians, street life and public space in a winter city while maintaining a strong connection with the public realm.