Category: Recent Work
Project Owner: The City of Edmonton
Architect/Interior Designer/Landscape Architect of Record: Marc Boutin Architect
Structural Consultant: RJC Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Consultant: Williams Engineering Canada Inc.
Electrical Consultant: Williams Engineering Canada Inc.
Contractor: Pentagon Structures Ltd.
Additional Consultants: Earthscape Consultants
The response to the park program is sophisticated in both its conceptual clarity and in a rigour of execution that extends that conceptual clarity down to the level of detail. Its rhythmic structure and use of supergraphics result in an unambiguous and well resolved building that is simultaneously nuanced. The economical choice of cladding – similar to polycarbonate or frosted glass – creates a building that is opaque by day and translucent by night, offering a dynamic presence to the park year round. It should be noted that the City of Edmonton's initiative to improve the quality of its public buildings is yielding dramatic results; this project is one of several recognized in this awards program. Other municipalities, take heed.