EDMONTON — Projects for Edmonton’s ICE District were awarded the Global Best Project Award in the Retail/Mixed-Use Development category by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The international competition highlights project teams for the best design and construction achievements.
The awards accepted submissions from projects that were completed between January 2019 and April 2020. ENR stated that despite COVID-19 uncertainty, a record number of entries were received from countries around the globe including Australia, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Moscow, highlighting the significance of Edmonton projects winning in such an esteemed category.
“Stantec Tower, JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District and The Legends Private Residences were all designed to draw residents to the vibrant downtown core of Edmonton,” said Tim Shipton, senior vice-president of communications and government relations with ICE District. “These towers have transformed the urban fabric in downtown Edmonton, and we are very proud that their design teams have received well-deserved recognition for their efforts.”
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District and The Legends Private Residences, which occupies the top 34 floors of the tower, held its groundbreaking in 2016 and reached project completion in October 2019. Construction on Stantec Tower started in 2015 and reached completion in 2019.
According to ICE District, the project teams innovated by implementing safety measures for inclement weather and mitigated construction risks for working at heights. The teams also developed safety programs to protect workers and the public.
The competition was judged by an advisory committee made up of industry veterans who weighed safety performance, innovation, challenges, design and construction quality.
The JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District and The Legends Private Residences were developed PCL Construction, EAD Property Holdings Corp, DIALOG Alberta Architecture. Stantec Tower was developed by Stantec Architectural, which managed the design, engineering and construction.
Stantec Tower, which was sold to German real estate investor Deka Immobilien in early 2019, is the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto. JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District is only the third JW Marriott property in Canada.