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Clareview Community Recreation Centre / Teeple Architects

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

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.”

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

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Borden Park Pavilion / gh3

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

© Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow

FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada

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

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

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W12 - Real Time Control Building #3 Proposal / gh3

Courtesy of gh3
Courtesy of gh3

Located on the corner of 84th Street NW and Jasper Avenue, on the northern bank of the North Saskatchewan River and just east of Edmonton’s downtown core, the W12 – Real Time Control Building 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.

University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2

  • Architects: Group2
  • Location: Edmonton, Canada
  • Architects: Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd. {Predecessor Firm: Barry Johns (Architecture) Limited}
  • 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.
  • Client: University of Alberta
  • Leed Consultant: Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd
  • Commissioning Agent: Independent Commissioning Solutions Inc.
  • Contractor: Binder Construction
  • Cost Consultant: Cuthbert Smith Consulting Partnership
  • Area: 2368.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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Jasper Place Branch Library / HCMA

Courtesy of HCMA
Courtesy of HCMA

Canadian architects HCMA shared with us their project “Jasper Place Branch Library”, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 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 Edmonton City Centre Airport be transformed into a world-class sustainable community. The City of Edmonton 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 Edmonton represents an opportunity for Edmonton 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.