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Edmonton announces winners of Urban Design Awards

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Edmonton announces winners of Urban Design Awards
CITY OF EDMONTON - Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool has won an Award of Excellence for Urban Architecture at this year’s Urban Design Awards in Edmonton. The city has announced the full list of winners.

Edmonton, Alta. – Edmonton has released the winners of the Edmonton Urban Design Awards (EUDA). Of the 58 submissions, 11 won Awards of Excellence or Merit.

An additional 11 awards were recognized for their child friendly, winter or unique design components. The EUDA is held biannually to recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to urban design and the City’s quality of life.

“Good design is not a luxury, but an essential component of building a city that will thrive for generations to come,” said Mayor Don Iveson, in a press release. “From the very dramatic to the very subtle, all submissions elevated the tone and quality of urban design,” commented the international jury of design experts.

The winners of Awards of Excellence or Merit are:

Urban Architecture

Award of Excellence: Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool

Award of Merit: The Edge

Student Design

Award of Excellence: The Village at Belvedere

Civic Design

Award of Excellence: Mechanized River Valley Access

Community Projects

Award of Excellence: Historic McKay Avenue School Playground

Heritage Projects

Award of Excellence: Tipton Investment Building

Award of Excellence: Oliver Exchange

Urban Design Plans

Award of Merit: High Level Line

Award of Merit: Alberta Avenue Renewal Urban Design Analysis and Preliminary Design

Urban Fragments

Award of Excellence: Carbon Copy

People’s Choice (decided by the majority of the public’s 1,800 votes)

Carbon Copy

The winners are now eligible for consideration at the 2020 National Urban Design Awards hosted by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Four previous Edmonton winners of national awards include Regenerating Rossdale (Student Project 2015), Impose (Student Project 2015), Capital Health Centre (2009) and the Transition mural (2011).

The jury also recognized ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ and the Cambridge Tunnel Rehabilitation as honourable mentions for their unique and important design considerations.

Child Friendly Edmonton recognized the Capilano Branch Library, the Historic McKay Avenue Playground, the Mechanized River Alley Access and the Royal Alberta Museum for their child friendly design elements.

WinterCity Edmonton recognized five projects for their outstanding consideration for winter design: Winter Outside in Downtown Edmonton, Pehonan Drive, the High Level Line, the Mechanized River Valley Access and 124 Street Helen Nolan Park.

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