The Centre Avenue landscape concept was designed as a response to the Town of Cochrane’s desire to create a unique streetscape that preserves and showcases the character of the Town and provides a sense of identity in a downtown urban setting. The design presents a delicate balance of form and function through the incorporation of special pavements, plant materials, site furnishings, unique monument elements and natural stone. A common theme is established through the repetition of plant and tree species, materials, colour and texture in a manner that creates structure, organization, harmony and rhythm.
Deciduous street trees with uniform spacing provide the backbone of the planting design with singular species of shrubs, perennials and other seasonal flowers used in masses to create an impact for vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian uses alike. Site identity elements include theme columns in the center median, special pavement at intersections, raised planters, and the incorporation of the Town logo in various design components. The use of stone is consistent throughout the design in various forms including veneer treatments on theme columns and monuments as well as on the ground plane as a riprap/river rock mulch.
Town of Cochrane, Alberta