Sidewalk Citizen Solarium, Calgary

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary, Central Memorial Park Dining, Canada Building Development, Canadian Architecture

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium in Calgary

21 Aug 2022

Design: Studio North

Location: Central Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A new year-round dining and event space

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary

Photos: Hayden Pattullo and Damon Hayes Couture

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium, Canada

Calgary’s Central Memorial Park was developed during Calgary’s first major boom at the turn of the 20th century to show the confidence and optimism of a young city, which is a spirit that remains to this day.

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Canada

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Canada

In the century since its inception, following significant changes to the area, the elaborate gardens and geometric pathways of the formal Victorian gardens have lost their lustre. The ambition of the Sidewalk Citizen Solarium is to reinvigorate Central Memorial Park with a year-round dining and event space that connects the park to the city and the city to the park.

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Canada

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Alberta

As a civic minded client, Sidewalk Citizen restaurant and bakery approached Studio North to design a space that would respect the reserved historic character of the park while playfully participating in the dynamic urban context.

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Canada

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Alberta

The former restaurant ventures in that location failed due in part to a lack of seating, especially during the winter months when it became too cold to dine outdoors. Studio North looked to the park’s historic “Garden Rooms” — semi enclosed spaces for picnicking amongst the park’s greenery, as precedent for the lattice structure of the solarium.

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary Alberta

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium in Calgary, Canada – Building Information

Architects: Studio North – https://kasian.com/

Completion: 2019

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium Calgary

Photography: Hayden Pattullo and Damon Hayes Couture

Sidewalk Citizen Solarium, Calgary images / information received 210822 from Studio North

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