Clareview Community Recreation Centre / Teeple Architects

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Architects: Teeple Architects
Location: , AB,
Area: 190000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Scott Norsworthy, Tom Arban

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Constructs Self-Supported “Vaulted Willow” with Ultra-Thin Aluminum Shells

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The Edmonton Arts Council has commissioned Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY to construct an “architectural folly” in the Canadian city’s Borden Park. The project, known as “Vaulted Willow,” aims to “resolve and delineate structure, skin and ornamentation into a single unified system” by “exploring lightweight, ultra-thin, self-supported shells through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry.”

Highlands Branch Library / schmidt hammer lassen architects + Marshall Tittemore Architects

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Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Marshall Tittemore Architects
Location: , AB, Canada
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Merle Prosofsky Photography

Borden Park Pavilion / gh3

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Architects: gh3
Location: Edmonton, AB,
Project Team: Pat Hanson, Diana Gerrard, Louise Clavin, Byron White, Joel Di Giacomo, Raymond Chow, Kamyar Rahimi, Simon Routh
Area: 245.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Raymond Chow

Edmonton Airport Offices and Control Tower / DIALOG

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Architects: DIALOG
Location: International Airport, , Canada
Architect In Charge: Stephen Boyd
Area: 8,410 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tom Arban

FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada

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British based FaulknerBrowns Architects have proposed plans for “one of only two velodromes in recent memory being planned” in the city of Edmonton, Canada. In a place where winters are cold and long, reaching -20 degrees celcius, the facility can be adapted for both indoor and outdoor use throughout the year. Clad in Canadian timber and polished stainless steel shingles wrapping around the building like a “twisted ribbon resembling the twisted sinuous cycle track,” the scheme will be only the second major indoor cycle track facility in the country.

Jasper Place Branch Library / HCMA/Dub Architects

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Architects: /Dub Architects
Location: Edmonton, AB,
Area: 1400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gerry Kopelow, Courtesy of HCMA

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool / Group2 Architecture Interior Design

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Architects: Group2 Architecture Interior Design
Location: , Alberta, Canada
Project Team: Dave Cheetham (PIC), Troy Smith (Project Architect), Kim Berry, Chrisitie Moore, Steve van der Meer, Eugene Gyorfi
Area: 407 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jim Dobie

W12 – Real Time Control Building #3 Proposal / gh3

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Located on the corner of 84th Street NW and Jasper Avenue, on the northern bank of the North Saskatchewan River and just east of ’s downtown core, the W12 – Real Time Control Building #3 exploits the potential to become a landmark building, playing a crucial role in punctuating open public space along the river’s edge. Designed by gh3, the building will be highly visible from the north, south and east, seen from a series of vantage points ranging from distant to near. The project is an opportunity to invest in the design of the plant enclosure while celebrating the importance of municipal infrastructure and recognizing the role infrastructure buildings have in shaping the built fabric of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Edmonton Eskimos Field House and Muliti-Use Recreation Complex / MJM Architects

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The City of and the Eskimo Football Club selected MJM Architects, with local partners HIP Architects, as the prime consultant for the development of the $96 million Multi-Use Recreation Complex and Field House attached to the south end of Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium. MJMA was invited and selected from a shortlist of 12 Sport and Community Architects from across Canada for this highly visible project.

MJMA is working with the multiple client groups, various stakeholders, and the appointed construction manager Clark Builders to deliver a phased and fast tracked facility to be open for the 2010 Grey Cup, with the remaining recreation complex to open Spring 2012. More images and architects’ description after the break.

University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2

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Architects: Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd. {Predecessor Firm: Barry Johns (Architecture) Limited}
Location: Edmonton,
Client: University of Alberta
Project Team: Barry Johns, Laura Plosz, Troy Smith, Eugene Gyorfi, Graeme Johns, Katrina Szekely, Christie Grayson, Chad Oberg, Steve Londry
Structural Engineering: Reed Jones Christofferson Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineering: Hemisphere Engineering Inc.
Electrical Engineering: Washea Mah Engineering Ltd.
LEED Consultant: Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd
Commissioning Agent: Independent Commissioning Solutions Inc.
Contractor: Binder Construction
Cost Consultant: Cuthbert Smith Consulting Partnership
Project area: 2,368 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Robert Lemermeyer Photography/Group2

Meadows Community Recreation Centre & Edmonton Public Library / Group2 Architecture Engineering & Shore Tilbe Perkins + Will

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Creating an anchor to the urban development of Edmonton, , the collaboration of architects Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd. and Shore Tilbe Perkins + Will created a harmonious synthesis with the site, its natural landscape and the needs of the community with their Meadows Community Recreation Centre & Edmonton Public Library. Their project is to begin construction in January of 2011. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Jasper Place Branch Library / HCMA

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Canadian architects HCMA shared with us their project “Jasper Place Branch Library”, located in Edmonton, Alberta, . For this project, HCMA is working in joint-venture with Dub Architects, an Edmonton-based firm. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Edmonton City Centre Airport Lands Master Plan Competition

Edmonton City Council has mandated that the lands now occupied by the City Centre Airport be transformed into a world-class sustainable community. The City of seeks talented and creative minds to prepare a master plan for this strategic property in the core of the City. The revitalization of approximately 217 hectares of land in the heart of represents an opportunity for to place itself at the forefront of global cities that are seeking to establish the highest standards for sustainability to foster a living, working, and learning environment of unparalleled environmental and social quality.

The mission is to undertake a master planning exercise that will guide the long term development of a new community for families, parks and open space, places of work, cultural and educational institutions, and other amenities connected with a new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line to downtown. The mission is to provide Edmontonians with a range of lifestyle choices that embody a sustainable live style through the incorporation of design features, land uses, building practices, materials and assemblies, and technologies that will minimize the ecological footprint of this community.

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