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Design City: Edmonton Recognizes Top Urban Designs

November 10, 2011

The 2011 Edmonton Urban Design Awards were handed out at a Gala at City Hall on November 10, 2011.  

Awards of excellence and merit were given to nine projects that demonstrated a high standard for urban, architectural and landscape design.

The winners of the 2011 Edmonton Urban Design Awards are:
  • Capital City Downtown Plan
  • Transit Oriented Development Guidelines
  • City Centre Redevelopment
  • Edmonton Federal Building and Centennial Plaza Redevelopment
  • Green Blocks
  • Transition
  • Metropolis: Edmonton International Winter Festival
  • Colour Alley
  • High Level Station

The winning entries in the 2011 Edmonton Urban Design Awards can be viewed at www.edmonton.ca/UrbanDesignAwards.

“These award winning entries are a significant part of our city’s improving urban landscape,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel, in his congratulatory speech at the gala. “We want to celebrate with those who are contributing to the transformation of our urban form.”

The nine winning projects were selected from a total of 28 projects that were submitted to this year’s awards. A prestigious jury panel including internationally renowned Canadian planner, Larry Beasley, selected the winners during a day-long adjudication session in October.

The jury was impressed by the “great pieces of public art” and “visionary plans that incorporate contemporary urban design thinking” among this year’s entries.

The Edmonton Urban Design Awards were created by the City of Edmonton and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) to promote public and private awareness of the important role of urban design. The awards are given every two years. The winners of the Edmonton awards will now go on to compete in the 2012 National Urban Design Awards.

For more information:

Larry Ksionzyk

Title Principal Planner


Email larry.ksionzyk@edmonton.ca