May 30, 2014

Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s 2014 National Urban Design Award for Blatchford Park


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We are thrilled to announce that the Blatchford Redevelopment Masterplan in Edmonton has won a medal in the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s 2014 Nation Urban Design Awards! The medal recognizes excellence in the ‘Urban Design Plans’ category and is one of the country’s most prestigious design awards. Click here for more details on the awards.

The Blatchford Redevelopment has also recently won a Globe Award for Urban Sustainability.

PFS Studio was responsible for the parks and open space strategy and Perkins + Will was the lead designer on the project. Congratulations to the whole team and all other RAIC 2014 award recipients.

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About the Blatchford Redevelopment
PFS Studio was a member of the design team that won the international competition for the design of a new community in Edmonton on the site of the old municipal airport.

The new community strives to be sustainable on many fronts and to establish new standards for stormwater management, energy use, transit and cycling initiatives, and urban agriculture.

New development is clustered to create a new destination park at the heart of the neighbourhood that occupies almost half of the site with areas of active recreation as well as naturalized Aspen Parkland and stormwater remediation that serve as urban habitat. Fill excavated to create the ponds is retained on site as a hill and new vantage point to view the city.

 

Images courtesy of Perkins + Will