IN-SITU · Ottawa Public Art


Rendered View of Piece Tower and Dazzle Wall


The National Capital Commission (NCC) had been seeking to commission artists, landscape architects, architects and any other Canadian design professionals who have innovative ideas, for its 2012 InSitu project. The goal is to create unusual and compelling rest areas along Confederation Boulevard through artistic and functional interventions.

Both the Dazzle Wall and the Piece Tower engage cultural and historic material as well as the specific site condition along the Ottawa River. Both projects are conceived as pattern and geometry exercises relating to contemporary design practices and fabrication methods.

The proposed Ottawa Piece Tower and Dazzle Wall are located at a viewpoint in Major’s Hill Park adjacent to the Ottawa River. The proposed installations enhance the look-out functions of the site, offering a sheltered rest area/ viewing pavilion and a meeting place.

The Piece Tower serves as a commemorative device in its overall form and position as a foil for the Peace Tower, and as a reservoir for thematic elements or ‘pieces’ culled from the different regions of the country.


Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Year: 2012


Site Views: Left – View from Piece Tower. Right: View Towards Piece Tower


Rendered View from Dazzle Wall Ramp


Rendered View of Piece Tower


Technical Drawings of Tower


Concept Diagrams for the Dazzle Wall
Assembly Diagrams for Dazzle Wall
Pallet Extraction – Piece Tower


Model Photo


Model Detail






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