The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

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

The Armature
Edmonton, Alberta

Category: Landscape Architecture
Project Owner: City of Edmonton
Architect/Interior Designer/Landscape Architect of Record: ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
Structural Consultant: Not Stated
Mechanical Consultant: Not Stated
Electrical Consultant: EPCOR Technologies
Contractor: PCL Construction
Additional Consultants: Associated Architects: Marshall Tittemore Architects; Transportation & Municipal Engineering: ISL Engineering and Land Services; and Artists: Brandon Vickerd, Rebecca Belmore and Derek Besant

Jury Comments

The armature is the design of a new corridor for Edmonton, still in its infancy. The jury acknowledged many of the technical efforts accomplished to achieve the minimal design, and appreciated the few varying elements that work to achieve the beginning of a new vibrant pedestrian thoroughfare as future projects are developed on the adjacent sites.

An urban design project that provides a strong slip knot to begin the story about urban renewal and revitalization for a large east downtown development for the City of Edmonton. The Armature maintains good urban design principles in planning and storm water management strategies that weaves a foundation that responds to the existing neighborhood. It provides a backdrop for the prescribed programmed follies but also anticipates what will be developed next along its defined edge.

A laudable attempt to stitch together a neighbourhood with an Armature of resilient trees, paving patterns, seating and playgrounds.

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