This amazing project is almost complete! A true transformation.
The City of Kamloops came to BlueGreen Architecture back in 2017 asking for 3 concepts for "beautifying" the Lansdowne Street parkade.
I was asked to design the 3 concepts for transforming the parkade and the idea of installing a mural using metal tiles on a specialized stainless steel cable net system was the concept selected by the local downtown business association.
The project snowballed from there......what mural were we going to make and who could design and install it? My concept had only suggested a mural with mountains and rivers....the predominant landscape of Kamloops. It was also really important to me to try to bring in a dynamic element, to somehow depict the water of the river moving.
So, the City of Kamloops consulted with the Kamloops Arts Council and local public artist Bill Frymire got involved at that point as the artist selected to undertake this monumental project, which had never been done before, ever in the world!
Bill's mural is outstanding. With his incredible talent he really embraced this challenge.
Word's cannot describe how special this project is to me, a culmination of bringing together so many combined local voices to pull off a truly unique piece of monumental art.