VISION TRANSFORMS OTTAWA INTO INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION
This competitive proposal is for 47 acres of prime vacant downtown riverfront real estate with the intent of introducing a vibrant new neighborhood anchored by a new 18,000 seat event centre. The concept focuses on public transportation, existing site resources, historical artifacts, and sports anchored development strategies.
ROSSETTI was challenged to reimagine this land in the context of its history and create a bold vision for its future, while working within the context of development partners and a large stakeholder group.
Planning included the introduction of a new street grid, development analysis, microclimate analysis, preservation strategies, reconciliation of existing light rail transit line through the site, and the sensitive deployment of architecture with respect to context, solar access, views, and a celebrated and vibrant public realm.
Additionally, the development is seeking to satisfy some of the most rigorous environmental sustainablity standards developed to date. The project also includes the conceptual design and programming of a new Event Center, hotel tower, and other buildings within the masterplan.