Parkdale Field House

The renovation of the Parkdale Park Fieldhouse, in Ottawa’s neighbourhood of Hintonburg, was inspired by the fantasy world of a child and the bulbous colours of the adjacent Parkdale market. Metal grating envelops the field house creating a playful optical illusion of colour as one views the building from different angles. The colours reflect the reds and oranges of fruit and vegetables found in the market. Playful ‘kites’ on the north and south sides animate the boxy building while providing shelter and shade for market vendors and park users.