Launched in 2016, the Edmonton Infill Design Competition provides an opportunity to encourage productive conversations about infill, help the public and development community envision what’s possible for infill design, and inspire builders and architects to create out of the box designs that enrich our city.
The competition’s overarching goal is to showcase improved aesthetics of the community and how good designs can bring neighbours together.
The 2016 competition sought ideas for low-density residential infill on a hypothetical site, showing how infill could add to the character of our mature and established neighbourhoods.
The 2019 competition focuses on demonstrating how medium-density 'missing middle' housing can be not only thoughtful of neighbourhood context, but also economically feasible, respond to local market conditions and advance the design ethic for infill in Edmonton
A new City Plan is underway to articulate Edmonton’s future growth strategy for 2 million people.
As we grow into a city of over 1 million people and towards a metropolitan centre of 2 million, we must contemplate the kind of urban places that are needed for us to stay prosperous, healthy and climate resilient.
A big part of this change will be about increasing housing choices, particularly how we can welcome more people into our older neighbourhoods by integrating more housing in the ‘missing middle' range.
The 2019 competition is an opportunity to test innovative new 'missing middle' housing forms that will be integral to the future of Edmonton. We are excited to see what builders, developers and architects come up with together, pushing the envelope for design and building creativity.