City of Campbell River
Campbell River, BC
4,856 sm (52,270 sf)
In an earlier urban design study for Campbell River, DA identified the need and opportunity for a public square in the downtown area. Since construction, the Campbell River Spirit Square has become the major public gathering space in Campbell River. Located along Shoppers Row, the square defines and strengthens the existing cultural precinct. It also provides opportunities for art displays, public performances, small gatherings and major festivals.
The design recalls the historic shoreline that once bisected the site. Abstracted natural elements representing the beach and intertidal zone are incorporated into the paving, seating
and planting design. The red vertical steel markers allude to the marine environment, spatially defining the square and accommodating banners, lighting and signage
Artistic aerial rendering of a birds-eye view of the public square.
Red vertical markers flank the gathering space, acting as beacon and wayfinding element to the plaza.
Public Indigenous performance occurring at the Campbell River Spirit Square.
Abstracted natural elements representing the beach and intertidal zone are incorporated in pavement.