New CFAC Week 99: Green space

October 4, 2016

newcfac_week99_img2newcfac_week99_img3MacEwan University’s downtown location will be an ideal spot for students attending the new Centre for Arts and Culture when it opens next fall. City Centre Campus sits in the city’s arts and entertainment district, providing students with opportunities for exposure, collaboration, and engagement with the creative community.

However, there are times when the concrete jungle can be a little overwhelming, and students might crave a more serene environment.

That’s why in recent weeks, crews have been working on landscaping the grounds around the building. Sod has been laid between CFAC and the Robbins Health Learning Centre, and trees and shrubs are being transplanted along the edges of the grounds. Having greenery creates a sense of peace and calm in the midst of the busy urban core, and having a row of trees separating the building from the street creates a barrier to block out some of the sights and sounds of the city. The result is a comfortable balance, allowing students to enjoy the energetic pace of downtown while still having a peaceful spot to rest, reflect and recharge.

This week, work was also completed on painting and taping inside the building. Outside, sidewalk concrete was poured along the north side.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 311 workers

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