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Thank you to everyone who provided input on the new pavilion project for Trend Arlington Park.  Based on the feedback and the positive support received from Trend Arlington Community Association, the project will proceed to detailed design.  The projected timeline for construction is 2024.   


The city is looking for your feedback on the draft concept plan for the addition of an outdoor wood pavilion to be located adjacent the community building in Trend Arlington Park, 50 Bellman Drive, Knoxdale-Merivale Ward 9. City staff and members of the consulting team collaborated with the Trend Arlington Community Association to develop the concept plan located in the document library on the right.

Background

Trend Arlington Community Association made a successful application to the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the City’s Community Partnership Major Capital Program to design and construct an outdoor wood pavilion in Trend Arlington Park.

City of Ottawa staff and members of the consulting team collaborated with the Trend Arlington Community Association to develop a preliminary concept plan.

The intent of the project is to memorialize the tornado of September 21, 2018 and the community’s rebuilding by incorporating some of the wood from the fallen trees they collected and milled. The pavilion is expected to accommodate a variety of community activities and special events.

Project Description

In addition to the design and construction of the pavilion, the site work includes an accessible path, relocation of the rink bunker, outdoor rink, and soccer field.

The public art component noted on the concept plan is a future initiative that will be led by the Public Art program https://ottawa.ca/en/arts-heritage-and-events/public-art-and-city-ottawa-art-collection/public-art

Thank you to everyone who provided input on the new pavilion project for Trend Arlington Park.  Based on the feedback and the positive support received from Trend Arlington Community Association, the project will proceed to detailed design.  The projected timeline for construction is 2024.   


The city is looking for your feedback on the draft concept plan for the addition of an outdoor wood pavilion to be located adjacent the community building in Trend Arlington Park, 50 Bellman Drive, Knoxdale-Merivale Ward 9. City staff and members of the consulting team collaborated with the Trend Arlington Community Association to develop the concept plan located in the document library on the right.

Background

Trend Arlington Community Association made a successful application to the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the City’s Community Partnership Major Capital Program to design and construct an outdoor wood pavilion in Trend Arlington Park.

City of Ottawa staff and members of the consulting team collaborated with the Trend Arlington Community Association to develop a preliminary concept plan.

The intent of the project is to memorialize the tornado of September 21, 2018 and the community’s rebuilding by incorporating some of the wood from the fallen trees they collected and milled. The pavilion is expected to accommodate a variety of community activities and special events.

Project Description

In addition to the design and construction of the pavilion, the site work includes an accessible path, relocation of the rink bunker, outdoor rink, and soccer field.

The public art component noted on the concept plan is a future initiative that will be led by the Public Art program https://ottawa.ca/en/arts-heritage-and-events/public-art-and-city-ottawa-art-collection/public-art

Comments

Do you have any comments on the draft concept plan for Trend-Arlington Park pavilion?  Please provide your comments in the space below. 

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I'm very much in favour of this project for both the memorializing of the rebuilding of the community following the tornado as well as providing for a highly functional piece of infrastructure that will be enjoyed by the public as well as the student and staff of Knoxdale Public School.

I agree with the other comments made so far and wanted to share one other concern/comment.

I can't see it on the plans but I wanted to ensure that consideration is being given to grading (raising of the current grade) that will be required at the north end of the new soccer field/rink area as the current field has a downward slope to the north which increases progressively the further you go and creates challenges for rink maintenance in the winter.

Andrew Bell 8 months ago

The concept plan suggests that “the pavilion location limits the options and art for the public art component”. This sounds like the public art component is being imagined as a standalone afterthought to the proposed pavilion. If I'm not mistaken, in Ottawa a public project’s public art component typically constitutes a mere 1% percent of the project’s budget and are often only site-relevant on paper.

Though the proposed ‘king post timber frame design’ can be seen as bold, I recommend we invest in both the beauty and utility of the pavilion by considering the building itself as the installation of public art – this design is for a public park pavilion after all. By designing an immersive, whimsical, inviting architecture befitting its suburban, 21st-century setting, usership would thrive and be a welcome and fresh visual addition to Trend-Arlington Park.

I urge the responsible design committee to imagine alternatives to the proposed design. For inspiration, consider the following On exterior form as art, see the South Surrey Indigenous Learning House or the Alto Tâmega Tourism Info Point. On inviting accessibility, see Winnipeg’s Forest Pavilion. On the interplay of movement and light, see Lina Ghotmeh’s Serpentine Pavilion 2023. Showcasing wood’s possibilities, see the Pavilion of Floating Lights. On simplicity for public use, see Copenhagen’s Around Pavilion. And for Scandinasian harmony encouraging human interaction, see SquareOne’s proposal for the Sanderumgaard Pavilion.

With inspired thinking and creative riguour, the Trend-Arlington pavilion design can become a landmark: a true civic destination ready to host its proud and active community.

Thank you.

Scott Graham 8 months ago

I am surprised that the surface of the pavilion is asphalt and not concrete. Concrete is more durable, will not need to re-surfaced , replaced or maintained (assuming it is properly mixed, laid and cured) and is therefore more sustainable than asphalt which by its very nature requires maintenance.

Stephanie Price 9 months ago