Forest Lawn Lift Station

September 25th, 2015

Join us this Saturday as we switch on the lights of the newly opened Forest Lawn Lift Station.

Saturday, Sept. 26th, 2015
Forest Lawn Lift Station (1999 26 St. S.E.)
7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Forest Lawn lift station is a Watershed+ initiative integrating artists in the design team for a new lift station from the beginning.

Clad in perforated metal, the modest exterior of the station features a map of LED bar lights, an exact representation to scale of the community’s pipes connected to the station. Responding to live data, the lights change colour revealing the wastewater flow variations as it makes its way to the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant.

IMG_9408_CroppedPhoto Angus MacKenzie


This innovative collaboration between artists, architects and engineers resulted in a lift station that not only features state-of-the-art technology, which provides increased sanitary capacity to northeast Calgary, but also integrates creativity in the rethinking of how infrastructure can become integral and thoughtfully designed elements of our urban realm, drawing attention to the role and complexity of our hidden underground systems.

Artists: Sans façon
Engineers: Associated Engineering
Architect: Marshall Tittemore Architects
Lighting consultant: Nemalux LED lighting

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