École Chinook Park Elementary School Courtyard

École Chinook Elementary School
Calgary | Alberta | Canada

Located in the southwest Calgary community of Chinook Park, École Chinook Park Elementary School is a French Immersion school serving the surrounding communities. O2 was engaged by the École Chinook Park Elementary School Association to develop a creative design solution for retrofitting the existing paved courtyard of the school – an under-utilized space with no landscaping, seating, or programming.

O2 prepared conceptual design and construction documents for the project, which included a performance area with amphitheatre seating, smaller group seating areas for outdoor teaching, a perimeter running loop, and raised planting beds. The paving in the courtyard includes a maze pattern, chessboard and sundial. O2 worked closely with the École Chinook Park School Association to maximize value given the limited construction budget. Construction of the project was completed in 2006.