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Revealing an ocean edge Dick, Beryl Allen


A design is developed for a community park on the ocean edge of West Vancouver, British Columbia. The guiding design goal is to achieve a sensitive response to the essence of this edge. The experience of this ocean, land and sky interface is explored as are its conditions of context and memory. Overarching design responses are presented and a conceptual design is articulated. The design of the park attempts to reveal the tactile nature of this ocean edge. The design is authentic to today yet the hope is that it will inspire experimentation and change with time. The park will have a quality of stable impermanence, like the edge where it is found.

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