National Capital Commission announces finalists in design competition for Nepean Point
The National Capital Commission has announced the finalists in the international design competition for the redevelopment of Nepean Point, a historic and picturesque public space, and one of the Capital’s most iconic lookouts.
A jury of five experts reviewed 26 submissions and selected the finalists on the basis of their qualifications and previous work. The finalists are:
- Ryan (PUBLIC WORK, KPMB Architects, Blackwell)
- Rosenberg (Janet Rosenberg & Studio, Patkau Architects, Blackwell, ERA Architects)
- Asselin (WAA Landscape Architecture, Tectoo Architecture, Milan Ingegneria)
- Geuze (West 8, Barry Padolsky, Fotenn)
Each team will now prepare a proposal that includes: an overall design concept; a development plan for the entire site; a detailed design for Nepean Point; a design of a pedestrian bridge linking Major’s Hill Park and Nepean Point; a gathering place for events and programming; and various other facilities.
The deadline for the submission of final proposals is September 20, 2017. The NCC will host a public exhibition and open house of the finalists’ designs on October 5, 2017. The goal is to announce a winning design team in November 2017, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The first phase of construction is planned for 2019-2020.
The redevelopment of Nepean Point is one of 17 milestone projects in the NCC’s Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017-2067.