Two Canadian developments have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Global Awards for Excellence.
A total of 25 extraordinary developments from around the world were selected for the awards, which are widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programmes. This year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America.
Marine Gateway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Developer: PCI Developments Corp.; Designer: Perkins+Will), This LEED® Gold mixed-use development is situated directly adjacent to Vancouver’s rapid transit line and combines 820,000 square feet of residential condominiums, rental housing, an office building, retail and public space, creating a new neighbourhood centre. Perkins+Will was also recently awarded the CaGBC’s 2017 Canadian Green Building Award for Marine Gateway.
West Don Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Master Developer: Waterfront Toronto; Developers: Urban Capital [River City], DREAM Unlimited, Kilmer Group [Canary District], Toronto Community Housing; Public Realm Designers: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc., PFS Studio with The Planning Partnership and &Co., Claude Cormier & Associates, NAK Design Strategies; Architectural Design – River City: Saucier & Perrotte, ZAS Architects; Architectural Design – Canary District: architectsAlliance, KPMB Architects, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Daoust Lestage, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Design/Builder – Canary District: EllisDon Inc., Ledcor Group). The 32 hectare (80 acre) site was transformed from former industrial lands into a sustainable, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, riverside community.
“We are honoured to have worked for clients who envisioned these exemplary projects,” said Peter Hrdlitschka, president, Ledcor Construction. “Marine Gateway and West Don Lands are world-class developments that were built to enrich local communities. The collaboration and teamwork between developers, designers, and other members of the project team were remarkable on both of these multifaceted projects.”
The finalists were selected by an international jury made up of ULI members representing a multidisciplinary collection of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, design, and other professional services.
Winners will be announced in October at the 2017 ULI fall meeting in Los Angeles.