Alberta announces Prairie Wood Design winners

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Alberta Wood WORKS! announces the winners of the Prairie Wood Design Awards 2021 program. The projects included thoughtful restorations and exceptional new buildings that showcase the heritage of wood construction and create legacies within our communities.

“This year’s award winners showcase ingenuity and creativity in new construction,” says Rory Koska, program director of Alberta Wood WORKS! “And an affinity for wood by not demolishing buildings but celebrating wood in the restoration of history through engineering and craftsmanship.”

The 2021 WINNERS

  • Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre – Smoky Lake, Alberta
    Manasc Isaac, Edmonton, AB
    This new cultural Gathering Centre features an exposed timber structure and butterfly-shaped roof, with an expansive 2,600 square foot deck and canopy on the south side.
  • University of Alberta Botanic Garden Welcome Centre – Devon, Alberta
    Manasc Isaac, Edmonton, AB
  • Bar U Ranch Work Horse Barn, Longview, AB
    1×1 architecture inc., Winnipeg, MB
    This heritage conservation project entails the rehabilitation of the Work Horse Barn. It celebrates the origins of wood construction and shows the simple yet complex log work construction that was once so prevalent.
  • The Confluence – The Summer Village of Waiparous, AB
    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Green Building Technologies
  • Calgary Central Library- Calgary, AB
    Dialog, Calgary, AB and Snohetta, New York, NY
    AIA Calgary library
    The award winning Calgary Central Library is a showcase for wood, featuring western red cedar, western hemlock and white oak in a variety of interior and exterior applications.
  • Maison 9732 – Edmonton, AB
    Ethos Engineering Inc. Edmonton, AB
  • South Haven Centre for Remembrance – Edmonton, AB
    Group2 Architects, Calgary, AB, SHAPE Architecture Inc and PECHET studio, Vancouver, BC

    The charred-wood South Haven Centre for Remembrance creates a new non-denominational facility for the City of Edmonton. A 13-metre tall, angular tower marks its position in the cemetery and recalls the form of a gravestone.
  • Beacon – Calgary, AB
    5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg, MB

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