Open Tuscany: Calgary’s latest addition to public transportation ready for riders

Open Tuscany: Calgary’s latest addition to public transportation ready for riders

Calgary’s Tuscany Station opens to the public on Aug 25, 2014 marking another extension of the city’s quickly growing transportation infrastructure. The station is the ninth on the Northwest LRT Red Line and brings the total number of CTrain stations in Calgary to 45.

According to DIALOG principal architect Janice Liebe, the station is an example of the City’s ongoing commitment to intelligent growth.

“It’s fantastic to see Tuscany Station opening and in fact to see all of Calgary opening further and further,” says Liebe, who is also working on the Calgary International Airport expansion. “Intelligent additions to transportation infrastructure like this make a big, big difference to cities and DIALOG is really proud to be part of that.”

The station is an example of just what a difference quality design can make in public buildings. Angular roof forms intentionally mimic the expansive views and profile of the Rocky Mountains seen from the station. Perhaps most important, the station is deliberately situated in the middle of Crowchild Trail along the historic highway to Banff and brings together two previously disconnected residential communities.

“Buildings like this will always benefit from strong, economical design decisions and we were able to do some pretty great things here,” says Liebe. “One of the most important of those is offering pedestrian connections between two communities. Part of the legacy, I think, will be watching those two communities come together.”

Learn more about Tuscany Station.

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