Eau Claire Plaza主要作为Bow River的城市连接器，因此广场的关键特征在于Bow River的自然设施及其通道系统与市中心的城市设施之间的互连。土地和水之间的这种自然和建构的联系为非正式和正式的社会和文化聚会设定了桌子，并表现出这个不可思议的场所的独特潜力：一个社会群岛。
EAU CLAIRE PLAZA REDEVELOPMENT
A new proposed mixed-use public realm design, the Eau Claire Plaza is located at the intersection of downtown Calgary, the Bow River and the Bow River Pathway. Considering that the Bow River is one of the most extensive and extensively used naturalized parks in Calgary, this project offers the opportunity for a seamless connection between the urban constructed landscape to the south and the natural landscape to the north while offering choice in the manner in which people can interact with public spaces and with each other at any time of the year.
Eau Claire Plaza serves a primary function as an urban connector to the Bow River, and as such, the plaza’s key identity resides in the interconnection between the natural amenities of the Bow River and its pathway system and the urban amenities of the downtown core. This connection between land and water, the natural and the constructed, sets the table for informal and formal social and cultural gathering, and manifests the unique potential for this incredible site: a social Archipelago.