Our new clinic location opened in Capitol Hill in May 2020, as Calgary was slowly coming out of its first lock-down. While the pandemic kept us from having the grand opening we dreamed of, we still wanted to find a meaningful way to connect and give back to the local neighbourhood we now call home. We initiated a project with the City of Calgary’s public art program and Better Bike Racks to install a “functional art bike rack” in front of the clinic.
The bike racks were beautifully designed by HAWK Design & Creative in the shape of three large mountains. The goal for this project was to pay homage to our local landscape and the spirit of resilience that the mountain inspire. We also wanted to encourage people to find more active ways of commuting in the city and add some beauty to our street.
The bike racks are also a daily reminder of the “mountains” we have all overcome since the pandemic started.
We’d like to thank all those that helped make a reality of the dream.
Design: Hawk Design
Project Coordination: Better Bike Racks
Installation: City of Calgary
Financial contributions: Calgary Public Art Program, Capitol Hill Community Association, Calgary Parking Authority.
We love sharing this functional artwork with our neighbours in the Capitol Hill Community! We hope to find a reason to hope on your bike and explore Capitol Hill.