The winning concept for the Nepean Point redevelopment, entitled Big River Landscape submitted by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, and ERA Architects Inc., was approved by the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Board of Directors.
The winning concept was selected by a jury following an international design competition to redevelop the lookout in the heart of the Capital Region. In the first stage of the two-stage design competition, teams were invited to submit their qualifications. A total of 26 proposals were received, from which four finalists were chosen to present their concept to the jury and the public in October.
Big River Landscape also received the highest satisfaction level from the public following an online survey in October. Among the 541 members of the public who participated in the survey, 60 percent indicated that they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the proposal. The choice for the winning concept was also consistent with the comments from the technical committee.
Nepean Point is one of the most spectacular lookouts in Canada’s Capital, making it a key Capital destination. At the highest point of the site is a majestic statue of Samuel de Champlain, who explored the Ottawa River in 1613.
Image: Big River Landscape rendering by JRS and The Flat Side of Design