Revelstoke Ski Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort located in British Columbia, Canada...
The SiteRevelstoke Mountain Resort is located in British Columbia, Canada in the Selkirk mountains 6 km (3.5 miles) Southeast of downtown Revelstoke. The latter founded as a railway town. In addition to offering world-class lift, snow cat, and helicopter skiing and snowboarding, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is becoming a multi-phased resort To be completed over 15 years, Revelstoke Mountain Resort will include 5,000 new housing units (1,500 resort condominiums, 2,000 hotel suites, 850 townhomes and 550 single-family estate lots), as well as more than 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, plus a signature golf course.
The ChallengeTo integrate phase 1 of the Village into the mountain environment and fabric - both respecting the processes of the natural as well as the needs of the skiers and resort operations. The pedestrian-only Village will need to be a vibrant year-round social centre, carefully oriented to make the most of the views and to respect the area's spectacular mountain setting.
The DesignThe village lays adjacent Turtle Creek and from this we took our clues. The concrete unit paver walkway has been detailed to look like an abstracted creek, complete with sandbars - winding its way down the main promenade and towards Turtle Creek. Boulders and rock slabs which act as benches are located along the edges and are nestled in plantings of Trembling Aspens, ornamental grasses and plants which are reminiscent of that which is found along a creek bank. The result is that landscape becomes art and art emulates nature.
Green InitiativesA comprehensive storm water management system was integrated into the village landscape. Planting beds within the village stroll act as infiltration areas. The soil and plants act to clean and filter the water. An underground rock vault located under the walkway slows down and conveys the water through baffles, a sedimentation vault before releasing the water in a controlled manner to Turtle Creek. This significant reduction in sediments and water velocity results in minimal riparian disturbance.
Visit the project site at Revelstoke Mountain's website .