Mayor's Urban design

Calgary 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners

Monday, November 27, 2017

The 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners were announced at the National Music Centre in Calgary.

Every two years, the City of Calgary acknowledges the important contributions of designers, architects and artists that help improve the quality of life in Calgary through art and design.

“Recognizing the people behind our vibrant buildings and spaces in our city is important,” said David Down, the city’s chief urban designer. “Well-designed space make people feel welcome, improves safety and accessibility and creates a memorable sense of place.”

Some of the most innovative buildings and public spaces in Calgary were judged in 12 categories with a total of 89 submissions this year. There were 14 winners as well as several honourable mentions. The Housing Innovation Award was a new category to highlight creative designs that contribute to: affordable housing; improved livability for seniors; and simple, viable housing options for citizens facing mobility challenges.

The 14 winners in their respective categories were:

CONCEPTUAL/THEORETICAL URBAN DESIGN PROJECT

Fourth Street Underpass Enhancement
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.

APPROVED OR ADOPTED URBAN DESIGN PLANS

Civic District Public Realm Strategy
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. & Arriola & Fiol Arquitectes
Landscape Architect: PFS Studio

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

East Village Junction
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

URBAN ARCHITECTURE

King Edward Arts Hub & Incubator
Owner: cSpace Projects
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

CIVIC DESIGN PROJECT

C-Square
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. & Scatliff + Miller + Murray Inc.

URBAN FRAGMENTS

Crossroads Garden Shed
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architect: 5468796 Architecture

THE MAWSON URBAN DESIGN AWARD

Conserving Calgary’s Historic Streets
Owner: The City of Calgary
Designers: The City of Calgary (Parks)

CITY EDGE DEVELOPMENT

Great Plains Recreation Facility
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Marshall Tittemore Architects & MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

GREAT CITY, GREAT DESIGN

New Central Library
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Snøhetta & DIALOG Design

HOUSING INNOVATION

Grow
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)

Village
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)

Arrive at Bowness
Owner: Attainable Homes Calgary
Architect: Hindle Architects Ltd

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Favourite Building
National Music Centre/Studio Bell 
Architects: Allied Works Architecture and Kasian Architecture

Favourite Public Place
Bowness Park 
Owner: City of Calgary (Parks)
Consultants: IBI Group, Lorne Simpson and James Reid

 

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