Oakridge Meadow


Pierre Tulk, Claire Hicks, Marie Pudlas

LARC 502

For our group, inclusive design was a process rooted in empathy that involved acknowledging our differences while also seeking what connects us. We found that play and playfulness were a common thread that builds relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. We sought to create a playful landscape with a variety of programmed and serendipitous opportunities, aiming to evoke joy and a sense of freedom. A centrally located mound draped with a colourful meadow allows for views and discovery through the meandering paths. Water was designed in as an asset, not a nuisance, with rain activated sculptures, swales, and rain garden. No matter how you play or find joy, we see the pleasure of simply occupying space as an inherent right of city dwellers.