Nov 23, 2022

Century Gardens Park – 2022 Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design ‘Confluence’ Award!

Century Gardens Park by PFS Studio was the proud recipient of the 2022 Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design ‘Confluence’ Award! The Confluence Award recognizes a ‘public space, building, or group of buildings that achieve urban design excellence and creativity through awareness of the Calgary context, particularly its history, identity, location, and culture’. Century Gardens Park built in 1975 was a gift to the citizens of Calgary in honour of the City’s centennial celebration. Components of the park, such as the existing concrete structures and water fountains, are considered culturally significant heritage resources requiring careful retention and integration in the redesign. Over the last decade, PFS Studio has been working closely with the City of Calgary through the public engagement and schematic design of this existing historic downtown park, in collaboration with Carson & McCulloch Associates Ltd. (Local Landscape Architect), Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc. (Architect), Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (Structural Engineer), SMP Engineering (Electrical Engineer), Remedy Engineering (Mechanical Engineer), Watt Consulting Group (Civil Engineer), ION Irrigation Management (Irrigation), Golder Associates Ltd (Geotechnical Engineer), and DEW (Water Feature Design).

The new design of the park responds to the original intent to create an abstract expression of Calgary’s surrounding landscape of mountains, foothills, and prairie but reimaging the space in a more contemporary way that reflects changes to its role and context.

“MUDA generates a renewed interest in the public realm,” said Jennifer Nagai, Partner- “The Century Gardens Redevelopment recontextualized a historical cultural landscape into a contemporary place. We continue to look for ways to show how parks can contribute to the livability and social vibrancy of our city.”



PFS is honoured to be recognized by the City of Calgary.


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