Photos: Calgary reveals urban design award winners
The city received a record number of submissions this year with inclusivity and accessibility emerging as common themes.
A rendering shows Plaza, the winner of a Mayor’s Urban Design Award in Calgary. – City of Calgary
Calgary celebrated the best of the city’s built environment with the ninth edition of the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA).
“Thank you to all the participants of MUDA for striving to make Calgary a more beautiful, accessible and welcoming city through design,” said Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “The success you’ve achieved here in this wonderful diverse city we call home is from your bright minds and compassionate hearts. Thank you for keeping the world’s eyes on Calgary.”
This year’s awards saw a record 87 applicants compete in the 11 MUDA award categories. Officials noted that creating high quality public spaces that are inclusive and accessible was a common theme for this year’s winners and honourable mentions.
“It is an incredible time to make a life in Calgary and this event demonstrates real change that is happening right now in our city,” said Stuart Dalgleish, general manager of Calgary’s planning and development services. “Together, we are creating better spaces and places that are more accessible, equitable and environmentally sustainable. Your efforts contribute to a beautiful city where people want to live and make a great life.”
Conceptual Theoretical Urban Design: Office retrofit by Sturgess Architecture.
Urban Design Plans: Balmoral Circus by DIALOG and city of Calgary.
Urban Architecture: The District at Beltline by Spear Street Capital; and Kasian Architecture, Interior Design & Planning Ltd.
Civic Design Projects: Dale Hodges Park by city of Calgary, 02 Planning & Design, Sans Facon, Source2Source and AECOM.
Urban Fragments: Flyover Park by Parks Foundation and Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Community Initiatives: High Park by Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, Public City Architecture.
Confluence Award: Century Gardens Redevelopment by city of Calgary parks, Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, PFS Studio: CMAL.
City Edge Development: Plaza by Truman Homes and Lola Architecture.
Green City: Grow by Dr. Andrei Metelitsa and Modern Office of Design & Architecture.
Housing Innovation: Peaks & Plains by RNDSQR and Vera Architecture: BBLOC Interior Design.
Student Projects: Urban Acupuncture by Alima Pal, Deepali Dang, Garima Chaudhary, Madiha Mehdi, Mona Meschi, Pranshul Dangwal and Shabnam Seifhamedan.