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CONTENTS · Project #1 Edge[scape]..........P1 Group: Yujia Fan/Henry Chuwu Amogu Instructor:Dietmar Straubs

· Project #2 C[ ]rve to the Waterfront ..........P11 individual Instructor:Jean Trottier

· Project #3 Waterfront Renovation Project..........P18 individual Instructor:Richard Perron, Ryan Coates

CAD working sample from Summer internship Photography works



Group: Yujia Fan/Chukwu Henry Amogu Instructor: Prof.Dietmar Straub Winnipeg, MB Winter 2018

Abstract In this project, student are required to reformulating a 9 hole golf course on an eroding landscape in Winnipeg, and link the Canoe Club Golf Course land and its neighbourhoods with intercultural gradens as a pioneer project for a New Garden Urbanism. The project is based on the assumption to bridge the Red River in order to connect the communities and facilities on both sides of the riverbanks. The concrete motive for this study project is the contact established with Heather Eckton who is a Winnipeg based scientist, an educator and an public advocate for the vision "to secure the Canoe Club Golf Course green space for generations to come as an important urban outdoor natural learning space for children and youth in land-based education" (H. Eckton, email cprrespondence 2017). From the Brief by Dietmar Straub 1

Canoe Club Golf Course is a 100-year old city-run golf course located at 50 Dunkirk Dr., St. Vital, Winnipeg. To the west, the Red River and the remnants of a riparian forest form a natural boundary. Common Winnipeg suberban residential developments surround the area in the other three directions. A network of public educational and recreational facilities is situated around the green space like Windsor School, Bonivital Soccer Club or the YWCA of Winnipeg - South Branch. (From the brief)

Riparian Forest and Existing Green Open Space



Possible Community Engagement with site


Proposed Bridge


Existing Site Condition


The red river is a North American river originating at the confluence of Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers between Minnesota and North Dakota. The river flows northward through the Red River Valley, forming the border of Minnesota and North Dakota and continuing into Manitoba, Canada. The river then empties into Lake Winnipeg, whose waters join the Nelson River and ultimately flows into the Hudson Bay. On its trip to lake Winnipeg, the red river falls to a depth of 70 metres. The river is about 885 kilometres long, of which about 635 kilometres are in the United States, while about 255 kilometres are in Canada. Following harsh winters and heavy snow falls in Winnipeg, spring melting and breaking up of the river's ice presents an overwhelming river dynamic. This dynamic has resulted in water level rises that have led to major floods in 1776, 1790, 1809, 1826, 1852, 1950, and 1997. The fluvial dynamic of the river also results in erosion of the river banks. Planting and seeding are permanent erosion control practices that reduce rain drop impact, minimize runoff, and stabilize soils by means of extensive root systems. Despite the effectiveness of the aforementioned erosion controls, $110 million for erosion control seems expensive. Landscape designs can provide cheaper and effective means for erosion control/riverbank stabilization. Through this studio, landscape designs for erosion control would be explored and tested. include permeable blankets/matting, and plant and seeding.

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1826 Flooded Area

1852 Flooded Area

Red River

Downtown Winnipeg Assiniboine River

St. Vital

Wild Wood

Riparian Forest - Four Seasons

Water Colors Landscape Fluvial Dynamic & Erosion

Red River

8.66 7ft



Riprap is a protective layer of rock used to armor areas of bank erosion and scour. Riprap comes in a variety of sizes, from small stones to large boulders. Its angular and irregular shape helps to hold rock in place and resist the force of moving water. The installation of riprap can include the placement of rock both above and below the waterline.

8.87 7ft


Permeable blankets/matting Erosion control blankets/matting is made from synthetic or natural fiber and used to temporarily protect a slope from raindrop impact and surface runoff. Matting may be synthetic and used for turf reinforcement, or made of jute, straw, paper or coconut fiber and used as a mulch netting to protect seeded areas during the establishment of permanent vegetation.

Riparian Forest

Planting and seeding

8.87 ft | Spring 8.66 ft | Summer 4.97 ft | Fall Zero point | Winter

Planting and seeding are permanent erosion control practices that reduce rain drop impact, minimize runoff, and stabilize soils by means of extensive root systems. Despite the effectiveness of the aforementioned erosion controls, $110 million for erosion control seems expensive. Landscape designs can provide cheaper and effective means for erosion control/riverbank stabilization. Through this studio, landscape designs for erosion control would be explored and tested.

River Bank Riparian Forest


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Edge[scape] The group site analysis and the Canoe Club Golf Course open house hosted by Councillor Brian Mayes, resulted in a group decision to retain the existing 9-hole golf course. Retaining the golf course birthed the "edge scape" concept. The concept focuses on working with the Red river edge of the site, as well as the Dunkirk Dr road edges, and Cunnington Avenue street edge. The group's proposal pays attention to a potential bridge that connects the wild neighbourhood to the Canoe Club golf course. On the river edge of the site, the group’s proposal includes a bridge landing, a limestone beach, a look out area, a blooming pasture, a play/picnic area, and a tree densification of the road edges. The tree densification blocks views of the vehicles on Dunkirk Dr and restores some Oak, Green Ash, Manitoba maple, Cottonwood, and Basswood tree species.

Section A1




Activities occuring Around Circulation Loop

Proposed Trees and Edge Interventions

With the bridge landing on the river edge of the site, the group’s chosen material, steel sheet piling (a material chose based on its local availability, as well as affordability) is to be used for support of the bridge as well as act as a visual guide to direct people to the site.

Windsor School

Kingston Crescent




Community Garden

Retirement Housing






Red River



Rusted Balcony

Meadow Garden




Limestone Beach


With the community garden, the group aimed at providing individual garden plots for rent. Individuals are responsible for planting and maintaining their own plot. Additionally, a path runs through the river edge of the site as well as the road edges of the site. This path creates a pleasant run/walk in nature as visitors are embedded into the densely treed area on the edges of the site. The proposed tree densification frames the site and embeds visitors within the site as they block views of the vehicular traffic on Dunkirk Dr.







The limestone beach is designed to give visitors direct access to the Red river, while a proposed look out creates an elevated river front view for visitors of the Canoe Club Golf Course. Blooming pasture provides a pleasant colorful natural landscape that contrasts the forested area riparian river edge. With the open class room/play area, the group aimed at creating an important green space for people in the neighbourhood. For example, St. John's Ravenscourt, the Wildwood Park Community Centre, the YMCA, and Windsor school can utilize the space for the benefit of the youth in this area as for due to close proximity to this natural environment.

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Open Classroom



Limestone Beach

Golf Course

Lawn Riparian Forest

Steel Sheet Pile

Limestone Paving Limestone


Red River

Riparian Forest

With the designed limestone beach, the group incorporated limestone on the riverbank of the designated area for the beach. With the placement of the limestone, the muddy and eroded river bank is stabilized and visitors are given a pleasurable access to the Red river. Additionally, the group chose a steel sheet pile material for the design of a "ramstairs" that guides visitors from the golf course and the existing riparian area to the limestone beach. "Ramstairs" consists of sheet piles with a height of 0.45 meters from ground level that allow for pathways and manicured lawns. The paths can be run up and down by kids and accessed through a wheel chair. While, the soft manicured lawn is large enough to occupy children, adults, and the elderly population of the neighbourhood.

Section A1





Blooming Pasture

The intention for the blooming pasture is to create a different experience from the forested area along the river edge. The graceful verticality of the meadow subtly reveals the changing seasons through their varied time of seed production. The meadow area not only creates a pleasant experience for humans, but also creates a space for bees and butterflies.

Section A2 5m Path Spring

Red River




Golf Course

Flame Willow

Summer Fall Winter


Canoe Club Community Garden

Section A3 Cunnington Avenue street edge


On Cunnington Avenue street edge, an area for allotment community garden is proposed to residents of the neighbourhood. The garden is to be maintained by residents and also made available based on lease agreements. The fund generated are to help in the maintenance of the golf course.


Community Garden



individual Instructor: Prof. Jean Trottier Winnipeg, MB Fall 2018

Abstract The design studio will explore the currently under-exploited potential of Winnipeg's rivers, in particular for human transport, and, in the process, revisit, expand, and improve the network of river access location. Students are required to work on a small scale: 1200m2. The site can be randomly chosen along the core area of Winnipeg Red River. Students need to work with existing water taxi dock and/or proposed new water taxi dock and new river access. Those locations will be considered not only as components of the public and recreational transportation infrastructure but also as significant footholds and transitions between the city and its rivers in all seasons.


The site of the project located in Exchange district, in front of Mere Hotel, and just beside Alexander Docks. The main design intention was developed in different dimensions. Firstly, a riparian forest was rehabilitated in order to keep the continuity of the riverfront green corridor, reconnect the Stephen Juba Park and Fort Douglas Park. The recovered riparian forest will also serve as a natural filter between the city and the Red River, bring people a new access point to the waterfront, reconnect people with the river not only for functional aspect as a new water taxi dock but also emotionally give people a chance to leave the modernized city and reconnect with nature. Also, as the special feature of the Red River, which actually curves into the landscape, exposed riverbank make the Red River even more special than other rivers around the world. The design intention also aims to emphasize the special feature, give people a chance to touch the soil, smell the soil, observe the ground, look closet to the plant roots and the insects, feel the endless happiness in nature.

Stephen Juba Park

Mere Hotel Cibo Cafe


Alexander Docks

Fort Gouglas Park

Red River flow

Sky The Exchange district

Stephen Juba Park

Mere Hotel

Mere Hotel

Mere Hotel Cibo Cafe

Cibo Cafe

Cibo Cafe

Fort Gouglas Park

Red River


Reconnect the Stephen Juba Park and Fort Douglas Park to keep the continuity of the riverfront green corridor. 12

Natural filter between the city and the Red River, bring people new access point to the waterfront.

Reconnect people with the ground, provide them a chance to feel the soil, touch the ground.

Recovered Riparian Forest

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Walking trail

Pedestrian circulation

- Seating Area

Cyclist circulation


- Trail + Platform + Dock



Sunken seating area

Water taxi dock

- Existing Condition





Red River

Spring flood level (Maximum)

Summer water level (Regular)


Rounded sunken sitting made of timber and corten steel was designed. Each sunken seating will be 700mm sunk into the ground, topography was changed to accommodate the intervention in order to provide better seating experience. In the largest rounded sitting area, bonfire place designed to warm people at night as well a providing different atmosphere from day to night. In the platform area, a curved seating made of timber and corten steel which have the same design elements with the rounded sunken sitting was designed to provide people who waiting for water taxi a place to relax and enjoy the river view. Path with a water taxi dock was designed to serve as a river access point. In order to better accommodate with the existing condition, less influence the strong geometric shape from the existing site (Mere Hotel, Cibo Waterfront Cafe, Alexander docks), the path was designed in organic shape and soft the edge of the river. Together with the recovered riparian forest, try to bring back a more naturalized appearance. As the trail and the platform are made of asphalt, a part of the platform was made of timber to emphasize the riverfront lookout place. Direct view of the Winnipeg landmark, the Human Right Museum can be seen from the site.

Lighting Strategy Plan

During winter seasons, when the night is warm, people can buy wood from the hotel or the cafe for the bonfire and enjoy a lovely warm winter night.

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Topography was modified to provide people with experience of sunking into the ground. When modifying the contour lines, attention also needs to pay on the accessibility. On the right-hand side of the path, the maximum slope was no more than 8% with a landing area. People with disability are suggested to use this way. However, on the left-hand side, a relatively steep slope was created to provide a different experience from other parts of the path, which might make the path a single way path for people with disability. However, as the right-hand side path is closer to the existing parking lot, a single way path should functioning well for people with disability.

For the lighting strategy, most lights should be ground light with the distance of 5-7m between each. LED lights should install under the seating to illuminate the place at night and keep people feel safe while less influence the forest. Light pollution should not appear in this area.


Section AA' Winter condition




Curved seating

Rounded sunken seating

Recovered riparian forest

Existing trail

Mere Hotel

Section AA'

Wolf Willow/ Snowberry/Dogwood

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

Forest conditions (Planting cottonwood as anchoring tree, then distributing small and medium size tree 5-7m from each other, trees around ten years old are prefered to planted on site)

Mere Hotel


Buffer/ Connecting to the existing riparian forest


Buffer/ Connecting to the existing riparian forest

Alexander Docks (place for holding event)

Front of Mere Hotel/ Should not block the view /Ornamental value

Mere Hotel

Buffer/ Connecting to the existing riparian forest Cibo Cafe Erosion control/Stablelizing the river bank Mass planting


Erosion control Stablelizing the river bank

As recovering the riparian forest is one of the main intentions of the project, plants selection is of great importance. In order to recover the river bottom forest, careful investigation and observation need to be done before choosing any plants. In order to connect the Fort Douglas Park and the Stephen Juba Park, trees species should generally remain the same. Deciduous trees and Everygreens including Manitoba Maple, Scots Pine, Cottonwood, Ohio Buckeye, Poplar species, Laurel Leaf Willow, Silver Maple, Bur Oak, Prairie Horizon Alder, Manchurian Aler were selected. Those trees shall be functioning well together as the river bottom forest. Acting as an effective filter between the city and the river, bring human fresh air and create more habitats for animals. When distributing the trees, the contractor should use cottonwood as anchor tree, installing them first with the distance of 10-15m between each. Then the medium size trees and small trees shall distribute with the space of 5-7m in between depends on the existing site situation. Other than "buffer zone", the entrance of the riverfront path and the area front of Mere Hotel shall create a sense a welcoming atmosphere. Tree assigned to plant in this area shall be small to medium tree, and have certain ornamental value. For example, crabapple was selected based it's showy flower and various leaves colors. Japanese Tree lilac was select based on it's attracting scent that gives away. Russian Olive was selected because of its silverish leaf color throughout the year. Also, shrubs with strong adaptability and with a massive suckering system, such as dogwood; wolf willow; snowberry, were also designed to plant along the river bank to play the role of erosion control and better stabilizing the river bank. As for the rounded sunken seating area, Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass chose to plant around. This reed grass provides wonderful contrast with the corten steel and gives a wonderful year-round experience. Sways gracefully in the lightest breeze was mainly the chosen reason. As the previous site condition of Alexander Docks, the soil around is compacted and contaminated. In order to let the trees grow happy and healthy, soil needs to be replaced for each of the tree roots.

Large shrub or small, multistemmed tree with 7m in height. Leaves color is silver and stay through the year. The tree was selected because of silverish color for contrast. Russian olive

A 5-10m in height small tree. Leaves color is bright green. During fall, leaves will turn yellow. The outstanding white flower in May and red fruit in summer were the main reson for selection. Siberian Crabapple

Rosybloom Crabapple

A small tree less tha 10 meter. Leaves color is peuple. During fall, leaves will turn into orangered. The outstanding pink flower in mid to late May and the persistant fruit were the main reson for selection. The foliage also show different color through out the year.

Scots pine


Ohio Buckeye

Poplar species

Laurel Leaf Willow

Silver Maple

Bur Oak

Prairie Horizon (R) alder

Manchurian Aler

Redosier Dogwood

0.9-1.2m in height, this reed grass provides wonderful contrast with the corten steel and gives a wonderful year-round experience. Sways gracefully in the lightest breeze was mainly the chosen reason. The seeds are sterile, which means the plant won't self-seed. Flowers often remain erect despite heavy snowfall.

Wolf Willow

Western Snowberry

Laurel Leaf Willow

Mass planting

Japanese tree lilac

Manitoba Maple

Erosion control/Stablelizing the river bank

A small tree with 5-8m in height. Leaves color is dark green will in autum, it turns into yellow. The tree was selected because of the floral disaplay and the also the winderful scent it gives away.

Buffer/ Connecting to the existing riparian forest

Trees/shrubs with ornamental value (Front of Mere Hotel & trail enterance)

Amur maple

This is a small tree to tree-like shrub, 4-5m in hight. Leaves color is dark green above & lighter green below. During fall, leaves will turn yellow to red. Also, the red samara in fall is very showy. The red fall color is very valuable. There is no serious pest problem.

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass




individual Instructor: Prof.Richard Perron/Ryan Coates Ottawa, ON Winter 2019

Abstract This is a competition organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC) that invites students from cross canada to gather ideas for key riverfront parcels in Canada's Capital Region. The NCC is challenging students to propose ideas that create vibrant, animated, inspiring and accessible public spaces along the Ottawa River shoreline. Participants are asked to focus their ideas on one of two riverfront sites, which are Jacques-Cartier Park South (Ottawa River north shore) or Parkdale Node (Ottawa River south shore).


Pedestrian circulation Cross-country ski circulation Cycling circulation

Proposed tunnel circulation

The site I've been working on is Parkdale node which locates in Ottaea River south shore and marks a transition from the urban character toward the more natural setting. It offers beautiful views of the Ottaea River, the Capital corearea and th Gatineau Hills to the northweat. The south and weat of the siye is the Tunney's Pasture which is an ongoing developing federal employment area. As illustrated in the project outline and boticed from the site visit, the biggest challenge of this area is that the parkway become a barrier to safe access to the shoreline, un-protected fro mthe cold winter wind as well as large piece of green space are under-utilized.

The main design intention of the project is working with the existing traffic flows, by carefully considered landform along with strategic placement of vegetation to create comfortable microclimatic patches and places for meaningful experiences. And bring a vibrant atmosphere to riverfront by create connection between the local community and the riparian zone.

Existing traffic circulation


The design strategy focus on retaining the traffic loop within a constructed tunnel condition, while building up the central circular area through earthworks. Meantime, the mounds create protection from the cold northwest wind and creates diverse outdoor spaces including a meadow garden and children’s playground. Grass is planted on portions of the berm to provide opportunities for casual viewing of the Ottawa river and the city. The site-lines have been opened to the west allowing for a beautiful sunset view of Ottawa.

Lazy Bay

Ottawa river

Little Chaudiere Rapids







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Seasonal planting bed

Tunney’s Pasture




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Riparian forest


Children's playground Meadow garden



Riparian forest

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Grass is planted on portions of the berm to provide opportunities for casual viewing of the Ottawa river and the city. The site-lines have been opened to the west allowing for a beautiful sunset view of Ottawa. A water plaza has been designed in the core area to allow people to be part of a shifting interactive experience (spray, mist, and glassy stillness).


Also, the undulation of the landform provides a diverse range of spatial experience (direct sunlight, shade, slight breezes). When entering from the tunny’ pasture side, options have been given to the visitor whether they wanner coming from the stairs or the riser up landform. Trees have been planted on side to block the noise of the traffic while providing shades.

1. Site entrance condition

The tunnel’s surface was designed as an interactive sound space. Circular shaped, coloured glass windows reveal muted rhythmic traffic sounds while providing a better and more interesting light condition within the tunnel itself.

4. Children's playground

After crossing the the bridge, tree top viewing experience will be provided through the careful selection of trees.

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5. Tunnel condition

Section AA'

Scale: 1:400

Winter wind

Ottawa river

Riparian forest


RiversideTrail Ramp


Winter wind Boardwalk



Water plaza



Meadow garden



Ottawa river Noise barrier Children's playground

Section BB'

Scale: 1:400

The overall design pays attention to all-season recreational opportunities and allows for a range of experiences for people of all ages. Those two sections show the winter use of the space. During winter, the mounds can be interesting space for cross-country ski and the water plaza will be suitable for skating.

As u can see from the section. By placing the trees and the shrubs from small size to large size, cold wind from northwest can be blocked effectively. Also, the tunnel and the mounds structure together aim to create more comfortable outdoor spaces for people during winter.


While keep walking, a net zone that bridging the gap between the upper surface and the ramp provide people more opportunity to rest under the shade and having fun.




Ottawa hardiness zone: 5a

Enhance the existing riparian forest condition/ Acting as a windbreak

Height ranging from 9-12m/For tree top view experience

3. "Net space"

Some part of the riverside trail was were pushed inward to act as a border for human access in riparian forest and for riparian zone protection.

Planting from medium/ large size of shrub to large tree with canopy spread around 12-15m/ Blocking noise and winter wind and providing shade during summer 24

Seasonal planting shrub/ flora strip for all year round view

Enhance the existing riparian forest condition/ Acting as a windbreak

The design also aims to protect valuable natural habitats and their ecological functions. The planting strategy aims to protect the existing trees while enhancing the riparian forest condition around Lazy bay and Little Chaudiere Rapids with the planting native plants. Plants including: Red maple, White Pine, Red Pine, Eastern White Cedar, Tamarack, White Spruce, Red Oak, Basswood, Yellow Birch, Bur Oak and White Birch were selected based on the existing south shore riparian condition.

In conclusion, the park features meadow gardens, canopy walks, open lawns, walking and biking trails, and a children’s playground. This large open area can be used to host outdoor concerts and festivals as well.

A large size of tree providing shade (with canopy spread around 12-15m) and several flowing tree(small to medium size)

Overall the design creates a continuous constructed landscape that integrates traffic flow, while focussing on the placemaking of delightful urban experiences.

White Spruce Picea glauca

White Pine Pinus strobus

Red Pine Pinus resinosa

Basswood Tilia americana

Speckled Alder Alnus incana

Balsam Poplar Populus balsamifera

White Birch Betula papyrifera

Red Maple Acer rubrum

Hawthorn European Mountain Ashes Crataegus spp. Sorbus aucuparia

Tamarack Larix laricina

Eastern White Cedar Thuja occidentalis

Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis

Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa

Kentucky Coffee Tree Chokecherry Gymnocladus dioicus Prunus virginiana

Seasonal planting shrub/ flora strip for all year round view Silky Dogwood Cornus obliqua

Sweet Gale Myrica gale L.

Karl Foerster Feather Western Snowberry Reed Grass Symphoricarpos occidentalis Larix laricina


CAD working sample from Summer internship

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