Manitoba Housing contracted the Nadi Group to create guidelines that ensured a cohesive and diversified neighbourhood fabric for the three neighbourhoods of Bridgwater in Winnipeg, MB. The client envisioned a complete community that combined traditional architecture with forward-thinking liveability. We took inspiration from Calgary’s new urbanist style neighbourhoods: Garrison Woods and Garrison Green, and travelled with the client to these areas, developing a refined image database that reflected the vision.
The ‘Clear and Singular Identity’ identified for the three residential neighbourhoods of Bridgwater is ‘Traditional Renaissance’. We designed the streetscape with a traditional town feeling and focused on creating park vistas, incorporating accessible recreational trails and playgrounds, and using sustainable plantings for tree-lined streets and boulevards. We ensured minimums for visitable housing, restrictions on garage placement to encourage the use of front porches and patios, and direction on landscape materials. The guidelines also clearly identify developer and house builder responsibilities and cohesive standards for the construction of fencing, street lighting, sidewalks and pathways.
The Nadi Group created architectural guidelines to ensure the overall vision was achieved for the Bridgwater Neighbourhoods.