West Eau Claire Park will be getting a luminescent pathway, but first the City must select an artist to complete the project.
The design will be integrated into the pathways within the Delta Garden in West Eau Claire Park by embedding luminescent material into the asphalt. The effect of the project will create a light-up pattern visible after dark along the pathways.
It’s all part of the City of Calgary’s West Eau Claire Park Public Realm Plan which aims to create a pedestrian and cyclist-oriented space, which is “safe, secure, accessible, legible, interesting and enjoyable for all user groups,” according to the project’s final plans.
The call to artists is open until Monday, December 7, after which a design will be chosen and the artist will commence work with the city to design and implement the public artwork.
The concept is similar to other luminescent pathways found elsewhere in the world, including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path in Nuenen, Netherlands.
Got an idea for the pathway? Below is the City’s offical call to artists:
West Eau Claire Public Art Pathway Design
The City of Calgary is seeking a professional artist(s) to develop a design that will be integrated into the pathway system within the Delta Garden in West Eau Claire Park. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a much-loved downtown park space directly adjacent to the Santiago Calatrave Peace Bridge and the Bow River. The successful artist(s) will work with The City’s project team and consultants to develop a design that reflects the goals of West Eau Claire Park and creates a vibrant experience along the pathway system. The artist’s design will be realized using luminescent material embedded into asphalt. The artist will lead materials research and surface design, and oversee installation/implementation of the public artwork.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. MST.
For more information and to download the Call to Artists, visit our opportunities for artists page