The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

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

Paul Kane Park Redevelopment
Edmonton, Alberta

Category: Landscape Architecture
Architect: GEC Architecture
Owner/Client: City of Edmonton
Architect: GEC Architecture
Landscape Architect: Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Structural Engineer: Arrow Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Arrow Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Arrow Engineering
Civil Engineer: Arrow Engineering
Cost Consultant: Hanscomb
Contractor: Emcee Construction & Management Ltd.
Photographer: David Troyer, Doublespace Photography

Jury Comments

This project is beautifully executed. Originally built in 1978, the park’s rehabilitation and reconstruction were determined through a design process that relied on community engagement to determine programmatic and aesthetic goals. The design team sought to pay attention to the original design—namely to the existing topography, curvilinear pond, mature forest and connections to the community—and to enhance these qualities. The pond has been reconstructed and transformed into a wetland landscape that provides opportunities for seasonal recreation. Pond edges and pathways are carefully detailed with hard and naturalized elements that weave, along with the water, through the forest and outward to the community. A Juror noted: “this is landscape imitating art, like a Roberto Burle Marx painting”.

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