We are happy to announce the winning concept for a two-stage international design competition to redevelop Nepean Point – a spectacular promontory and lookout at the symbolic heart of the Canadian capital. The proposal was submitted by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, and ERA Architects Inc.
Paths meander and flow through the grassy meadows up to a plateau with the Gathering Circle where focus is both inward and outward with views open in all directions.
The design aims to support a range of events, gatherings, and exhibitions with flexible and interpretable areas. Moments of interest are distributed throughout the site such that one is visible from another, drawing visitors on a gently choreographed journey. Along that journey are encounters with voices from various Canadian actors and histories, including the landscape, the river, First Nations, visitors, and all Canadians of every background.
The River Walk provides moments of pause where visitors encounter historical Canadian voices.
The Amphitheater supports public performances of all kinds.