EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton has announced the winners of the 2023 Edmonton Urban Design Awards, recognizing excellence in urban design and contributions to enhancing city life.
The awards, established in 2005, received 57 applications across nine categories.
Notable among the winners is the Edmonton City Hall Plaza and Fountain by GEC Architecture, awarded for Civic Design. This project exemplifies high-quality urban architecture and contributes significantly to the city’s public spaces. Another winner in the Civic Design category is Kinistinâw Park by DIALOG, recognized for its contribution to urban green spaces and community engagement.
In the category of Community Projects, Confetti by hcma Architecture and Design received the Award of Excellence. This project stands out for its innovative approach to community involvement and its impact on enhancing neighbourhood spaces, states a release.
The Heritage Projects category saw The Strathcona by Hodgson Schilf Evans Architects receiving the top honour. This project is recognized for its contribution to preserving and rejuvenating Edmonton’s historical architecture.
The 2023 awards also introduced new categories for sustainable urbanism and housing innovation.
In Sustainable Urbanism, the Award of Excellence was given to Strathcona Back Street by EDA Planning and Urban Design, acknowledged for its commitment to sustainable urban development practices.
Winners in several categories are eligible to participate in the National Urban Design Awards, showcasing the best in Canadian urban design on a national stage.
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