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SECOND EDITION - DESIGNED LANDSCAPES PORTFOLIO

Canadian Landscapes Portfolio Collections & Document


APALA - ATLANTIC PROVINCES ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS


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ATLANTIC LANDSCAPES…


Rugged coastlines, spectacular scenery, big water, unique culture, rich history. These are some of the themes that come to mind when one thinks of Atlantic Canada. This special part of our country exhibits these characteristics in spades but one thing that truly sets Atlantic Canada apart is its people. Those who live here are friendly, modest, adaptable folk - an eclectic bunch full of character and personality - who have a great love and pride for their corner of our amazing country. It’s no wonder that the designed landscapes of this region reflect that spirit of humility and humanity.

Small intimate spaces. Spaces that are special for their sentimentality rather than grandeur in design are common. Many of the built landscapes are historically significant but not frozen in time, they have evolved and changed over time with their users. These are spaces first and foremost for the people, every day spaces to use and enjoy, and that most people likely don’t even recognize as a ‘designed space’. These landscapes tell a story of the past and of the present, and the story has more to do with those that use the space than that of those who designed it.

Selection committee


By the Officers of the APALA – Hope Parnham, Dan Glenn, Matthew Mills, Jennifer Allan

ATLANTIC LANDSCAPES…


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Breezeway

 
Description
▶︎ The entry sequence from car to entry hides any ocean views. One can hear waves and smell the sea air. Upon arrival at the front door, the sea, finally revealed, seems to envelop the 'floating' slate sunset terrace.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Breezeway
▶︎ Acadia Point, New Harbour, NS
 
Author
▶︎ Virginia Burt, OALA
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Peter Pan

 
Description
▶︎ The statue is situated near the Duck Pond at the confluence of two streams in the eastern part of the park. Bowring Park was designed by Frederick Todd in 1912 and its construction was supervised by his colleague, Rudolf Cochius.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Peter Pan
▶︎ Bowring Park, St. John, NL
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Intersection with a view

 
Description
▶︎ The axial view down Great George Street in Charlottetown, PEI, framed by gigantic elms, leading from the provincial parliament building, Province House (where the 1864 Charlottetown Conference was held), southward to the city’s harbour.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Intersection with a view
▶︎ George street, Charlottetown, PEI
 
Author
▶︎Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Tower view

 
Description
▶︎ Westward view looking up Halifax’s central axis on Carmichael Street from Grand Parade to the Clock Tower, constructed on the grounds of the historic Citadel. The tower was one of several rigorously geometrical buildings erected by the Duke of Kent.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Tower view
▶︎ Halifax NS
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Riverside Park

 
Description
▶︎ Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, is located at the limit of navigation of the magnificent Saint John River. In 1785, the city’s founders had the forethought to reserve a broad strip of land along the river as a permanent public park.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Riverside Park
▶︎ The Greens, Fredericton, NB
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Grand Parade

 
Description
▶︎ A view of Grand Parade, the original public square of Halifax, located at the midpoint of a steep slope between the city’s harbour and the fortified Citadel. The site was graded to create a flat central area to serve as a parade ground and a base for public buildings.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Grand Parade
▶︎ Halifax, NS
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Public Garden

 
Description
▶︎ Beauties of Halifax during the summer
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Public Garden
▶︎ Halifax, NS
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Grand Parade

 
Description
▶︎ The flat central area of Grand Parade, Halifax, is seen to the right; and the abrupt slope ascending the hill to the left. Directly ahead is the old City Hall; the clock on one face of its tower still marks the hour at which it stopped during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Grand Parade
▶︎ Halifax, NS
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Quality street

 
Description
▶︎ Germain Street is perhaps the most grand and elegant of the thoroughfares that were rebuilt following a disastrous fire that destroyed much of “uptown” Saint John.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Quality street
▶︎ Germain Street, St. John, NB
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ
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Point Pleasant Park

 
Description
▶︎ One of Canada’s oldest public parks (established in 1866), Point Pleasant Park in Halifax is located at the southern tip of the peninsula on which the city is built. A fanciful park pavilion is seen through the dense coniferous forest in this 2002 photograph. A year later, Hurricane Juan devastated this forest, leaving great destruction in its wake. Since that time, the long-term redevelopment of the park has proceeded rapidly through the planting of tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Point Pleasant Park
▶︎ Halifax, NS
 
Author
▶︎ Ronald Williams, AAPQ

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