Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Client City of Calgary | Location Calgary, AB | Size 21,000m2 | Completion 2009
Weaving a water treatment plant into the city.
The Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was required to serve Calgary's growing population. Being situated in a highly visible location in the river valley required a strategy for a coordinated, single design to address the “industrial” appearance of the plant without compromising the complex processes. The plant includes fourteen buildings connected by a system of underground tunnels. Most of the buildings are structures containing specific process-related functions or equipment.
The design of the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant aims to integrate the buildings and structures into the natural and constructed landscape of the site through the use of natural materials, such as zinc cladding and river stone gabions. Careful placement of earth berms and green roofs provide naturalized visual screening to reduce the apparent size of the plant both from the river and the escarpment above.
2011 - Alberta Masonry Design Awards | Award of Excellence
2010 - Excellence in Environmental Engineering (E3) | Honor Award - Design
2009 - Alberta Construction Magazine’s Top Projects | Civil (Runner-Up)
2009 - Consulting Engineers of Alberta | Award of Excellence for Sustainable Design
2009 - Consulting Engineers of Alberta | Award of Excellence for Project Management
2009 - APEGA Project Achievement Summit Award