Sportsworld Crossing

Kitchener, ON

City of Kitchener Urban Design Award

The primary focus for the Sportsworld complex was to create a striking design which integrates natural plantings into the function and logistics of an urban mall. The large number of buildings on this site, along with the many acres of required hard surfaces, were dealt with through a very precise landscape plan. A sequential tree planting program, focused on pedestrian circulation and the creation of quiet and rest areas, in tandem with salt and drought-tolerant planting, helped to minimize maintenance while keeping the site green for the longest possible duration.