Calgary,
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November
2017
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03:10
America/Denver

The City of Calgary announces winners of the 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

The 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners were announced tonight at the National Music Centre. Every two years, the City of Calgary acknowledges the important contributions of designers, architects and artists that help improve the quality of life in Calgary through art and design.

“Recognizing the people behind our vibrant buildings and spaces in our city is important,” said David Down, The City’s Chief Urban Designer. “Well-designed space make people feel welcome, improves safety and accessibility and creates a memorable sense of place.”

Eighty-nine submissions were judged in twelve categories that showcase some of the most innovative buildings and public spaces in Calgary. New this year was the Housing Innovation Award, which highlights creative designs that contribute to: affordable housing; improved livability for seniors; and simple, viable housing options for citizens facing mobility challenges.

2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners by category
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Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects

WINNER: Fourth Street Underpass Enhancement
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.

Honorable Mention: Courtyard 33
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: 5468796 Architecture

Honorable Mention: Eau Claire Plaza
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.

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Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans

WINNER: Civic District Public Realm Strategy
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. & Arriola & Fiol Arquitectes
Landscape Architect: PFS Studio

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Community Improvement Projects

WINNER: East Village Junction
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

Honorable Mention: The Fourth Ave Flyover
Owner: The City of Calgary
Designers: Faculty of Environmental Design,Bridgeland Riverside Community Association & Langevin School Students

Honorable Mention: The Backyard Laneway Activation Project
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning Ltd.

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Urban Architecture

WINNER: King Edward Arts Hub & Incubator
Owner: cSpace Projects
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

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Civic Design Projects

WINNER: C-Square
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. & Scatliff + Miller + Murray Inc.

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Green City

Honorable Mention: Vegetated Roof Replacement Research and Demonstration Project
Owner: The City of CalgaryArchitect: Green T Design

Honorable Mention: MTGY/The Montgomery Project
Owner: BIOI Inc.Architect: BIOI Inc.

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Urban Fragments

WINNER: Crossroads Garden Shed
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architect: 5468796 Architecture

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The Mawson Urban Design Award

WINNER: Conserving Calgary’s Historic Streets
Owner: The City of Calgary
Designers: The City of Calgary (Parks)

Honorable Mention: Bowness Park Rehabilitation
Owner: The City of Calgary (Parks)
Architects: IBI Group, Lorne Simpson & James Reid

Honorable Mention: St. Louis Hotel Restoration
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architects: Nyhoff Architecture

Honorable Mention: THE WITHROW LANEWAY HOUSE
Owner: Studio North
Architects: Studio North

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City Edge Development

WINNER: Great Plains Recreation Facility
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Marshall Tittemore Architects & MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Honorable Mention: Haskayne Legacy Park Pavillion
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Nyhoff Architecture & O2 Planning + Design Inc.

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Great City, Great Design

WINNER: New Central Library
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Snøhetta & DIALOG Design

Honorable Mention: Willow Ridge Community Association 
Owner: Willow Ridge Community Association
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

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Housing Innovation

WINNER: Grow
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)

WINNER: Village
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)

WINNER: Arrive at Bowness
Owner: Attainable Homes Calgary
Architect: Hindle Architects Ltd

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People's Choice

Favourite Building
WINNER: National Music Centre/Studio Bell 
Architects: Allied Works Architecture and Kasian Architecture

Favourite Public Place
WINNER: Bowness Park 
Owner: City of Calgary (Parks) Consultants: IBI Group, Lorne Simpson and James Reid

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Further details on the project owners, architects, landscape architects, consultants and organizations involved in the winning projects will be available at www.calgary.ca/muda on Thursday, November 16. For more information on these biennial awards, please visit at calgary.ca/muda.

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