Friday, October 30, 2009

Winners of Mayor's Urban Design Awards Announced

The winners of the biennial Mayor’s Urban Design Awards were announced earlier this week. The awards salute the contributions that designers, architects and artists make in producing high quality buildings and public spaces.

The winners announced at a gala event on Wednesday were:

Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design
Memorial Drive: A Landscape of Memory
Honourable Mention: East Village Conceptual Master Plan (PDF document)

Approved/Adopted Urban Design Plans
West LRT Extension

Urban Architecture
Banker's Court (PDF document)
Honourable Mention: Buro Block, and Canadian Pacific Entry Pavilion

Civic Designs projects
Calgary Zoo North Gate

Urban Fragments
No winner or honourable mention was chosen for this category

City Edge Development
Flights YYC

Community Improvement Projects
The Bridgeland-Riverside Vacant Lot

Student Projects
Honourable Mention: With time: Retrofitting Suburbia (PDF document)

The Mawson Urban Design Award
The Grand Theatre Rejuvenation

The winners were determined by a world renowned group of jurors: Barry Johns, Executive Director of Design - GROUP2Architecture Engineering, Andrew Wallace, Development Manager of the West Campus for the University of Calgary; Bev Sandalack, University of Calgary Environmental Design program, Gilles Saucier, design partner at Saucier + Perrotte Architects; and Ron Moppett, a Calgary-based painter.

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