Currie Barracks, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Currie Barracks is a former military base in the heart of Calgary. The redevelopment of the site as a LEED ND certified urban district creates a new mixed-use center for a rapidly growing region just 5 minutes from the heart of downtown. The plan includes a framework of pedestrian mews blocks, green infrastructure to manage water quality, and a connected network of trails and park spaces that link to the regional system around the city. Bus Rapid Transit serves a core of over 700,000 sf of high tech employment uses, 5,700 residential units, a district of academic institutions, and a dynamic retail core on the 200 acre brownfield site. The urban design plan preserves heritage buildings and landscapes as a critical component of this new urban district.