The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

Alberta Association of Architects Saskatchewan Association of Architects Manitoba Associaton of Architects

Award of Excellence

The Landscape of Memory: Pathway Upgrades
Calgary, Alberta

Category: Landscape Architecture
Project Owner: The City of Calgary, Planning and Development Services
Architect/Interior Designer/Landscape Architect of Record Marc Boutin Architect
Structural Consultant: Not stated
Mechanical Consultant: Not stated
Electrical Consultant: Not stated
Contractor: Graham Construction
Additional Consultants: Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Landscape Architecture)

The Project | Jury Comments

This urban-scale project, of which only the first phase is so far completed, forms a pedestrian linkage along the length of the Bow River in Calgary. It was perceived by the jury as a bold gesture and a catalytic force uniting the waterfront, a distillation of future development that will cohere the river's edge, facilitating engagement with the city's outdoor spaces. In the well detailed and executed completed segment, a delicate balance of hard and soft landscaping – along with widened portions of the pathway – create moments of pause and reflection, resulting in an intensification and improvement of the public realm. The jury hopes that this level of design consideration is applied to the remaining portions of the project.

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