Rose Lake Green started with an idea to design a centrally located sculptural water feature—that would act as a neighbourhood beacon and recreational splash pad—for the Bridgwater neighbourhoods. Bridgwater is a new neighbourhood in the South of Winnipeg.
The fountain sits at the top of the hill, featuring a fully accessible splash park where children can run safely through vertical jets of water. We extended branching paths in all directions away from the plaza, connecting them directly to each area of the Bridgwater community. We added LED lighting throughout the plaza, adding a dreamlike evening elegance to the fountain and carrying its singular presence into the night. As we surveyed potential locations, there appeared to be a problem: there was no acceptable place for a standalone pump-house. Luckily, we pride ourselves on being innovators and problem-solvers, so we built a hill with an underground pump-house in it. We added a compact storage tank that sits immediately below the fountain, enhancing the efficiency of the sustainable and recirculating water system. We constructed the tank to be universally accessible and easily maintained.
We provided landscape architecture services for each phase such as creating the schematic design, finalizing the design development, tendering construction documents and performing contract administration.