When your community’s heart and soul is the largest freshwater lake in Calgary, some benches and change rooms just don’t cut it. That’s why Hopewell challenged us to conceive a comprehensive plan for its premier southeast residential development, Mahogany.
Our response is a five acre private beach site that promotes multi-seasonal enjoyment of Mahogany’s 84 acre lake and beachfront. The site strategically separates active and passive beach areas via a continuous concrete walking promenade with a marina. A building with restroom and picnic facilities allows for structured gatherings, while adjacent active zones let ‘kids be kids’ regardless of their age. These areas include an interactive water play feature, which also provides water augmentation for the lake; play structures; a basketball court; and beach volleyball. The beach site adds a ‘something for everyone’ flavour that ideally suits Mahogany’s cosmopolitan demographic.