The recreated Lansdowne Park, resulting from the winning vision of an international design competition, has restored a long-neglected site at the heart of the national capital in Ottawa to its rich continuum of exhibition, display, and recreation. The park features a Great Lawn, an urban square for the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, events plazas, new topography and intimate greens. It also has civic gardens and orchards, a refrigerated rink and play spaces, public artworks and a year-round program of special events.
"This project is within walking distance to the Ottawa downtown core and successfully achieves feelings of leisure, space and delight. Its success in attracting nearby residents and becoming a hub of activity is a testament to the strength of key design features such as a state of the art playground and unique and well-crafted benches. The use of colour and light also makes this design exciting and inviting at night and throughout the year."