The jury has reached its decision
The student design for Riley Park’s public art and drinking fountain project will be unveiled January 18, 2017, at 4:00pm at Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), Main Street Mall, 1407 – 14 Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta.
This project was a first in Calgary
Water for Riley brought together three adjoining academic institutions – Hillhurst Elementary School, ACAD and SAIT – the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, Kensington businesses, The Parks Foundation Calgary, Place2Give Foundation, The Calgary Foundation, The City of Calgary Parks Department, politicians at all three levels of government, and local residents.
This is an important project for many reasons
Educational: A learning opportunity for students to see how their design can come to life as an artistic enhancement to a community’s wellbeing
Environmental: Over the course of a summer season hundreds of plastic bottle waste will be diverted from the waste system as the drinking fountain will include a bottle refilling station
Health: Children are the biggest users of the playground and they need water to stay hydrated and stay active in the park, which may set them on a healthy path for life
Social: A community building initiative that brings together all three legs of society’s stool – public, private and charitable sectors.
Which design will it be?
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