Anzac Community Placemaking

Client – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Location – Anzac, AB

Date – Completed in 2015

The site was part of RMWB’s Rural Placemaking program in four communities and is 45 minutes south of Fort McMurray, in the community of Anzac. 818 studio developed the design for a new central community park near an existing community garden in a small portion of the site.


  • 818 studio led the design process, including community engagement, conceptual design, 3D modelling, construction drawings, and contract administration.
  • Engaged in design charrette with key stakeholders, generated 3 design options.
  • Integrated simple, robust, and readily available construction materials arranged in unique way.
  • Expanded the community garden program.
  • Strengthening the existing desire lines use the defined spaces as gathering areas.