Rogers Place and the ICE District / HOK

Rogers Place and the ICE District / HOK

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Stadiums  · 
Edmonton, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project HOK
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    102195.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Claro, Irwin Seating Company, Scoreboard, Zahner
  • Associate Architect

    Architecture Tkalcic Bengert
  • Associate Architect

  • Photographs

  • Planning and Architectural Consultant

    Shugarman Architecture
  • Environmental

    Shelby Engineering
  • Geotechnical

  • Enhanced

    Commissioning CDML
  • Structural

  • MEP

    ME Engineers, Stantec, MCW/Hemisphere
  • Technology

    ME Engineers
  • Lighting

  • AV/Sound/Acoustics

  • Planning and Civil Envineering

  • Landscape

    PFS Studio, DIALOG
  • Food and Beverage Services

    Bigelow Companies, Burnstad Consulting
  • Pedestrian and Transportation

    Bunt & Associates
  • Wayfinding and Graphics

    Downstream, HOK Experience Design
  • Vertical Circulation

    Lerch Bates
  • Building

    Code FP&C Consulting
  • Hardware

    Studio 08
  • Accessible Design Consulting

    United Spinal Association
  • Wind and Snow Consulting

  • Façade Consulting

  • Ice Slab Consulting

  • Construction Admin Consulting

    Hidas Consulting
  • Graphics and Branding

    HOK Experience Design
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© Michael Robinson
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Text description provided by the architects. Rogers Place and the ICE District meld an iconic architectural design and new development with Edmonton’s well-established commercial and residential neighborhoods. The arena and district represent a significant reinvestment in the city fabric by the Oilers Entertainment Group.

© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

One of the primary project challenges was connecting the arena to the ICE District and Edmonton’s downtown. The design and planning team proposed extending the arena’s footprint over the main thoroughfare—104 Avenue—to connect the two parcels of land identified for development. This elevated, multipurpose entryway, dubbed Ford Hall, is enhanced by street-level commercial development.

© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson
Concept Sketch
Concept Sketch
© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

The curvilinear covered extension creates bold connectivity, a physical presence and a distinctive brand identity that reinforces the street grid and activates Rogers Place and the ICE District year-round. The pliable, unpainted stainless-steel cladding provides a dynamic and sleek backdrop for the events happening inside.

© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

The ICE District is in the process of becoming a lively mixed-use development spanning 25 acres. The district includes a community rink, private development, office development, residential units and parking spaces, as well as a connection to an existing light-rail system.

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© Michael Robinson

The arena design creates a premium experience for every guest. Seating options include 3,100 club seats, 900 PCL Loge seats, 500 drink rail seats, 300 ozone club seats, 57 Scotiabank executive suites, 24 theater boxes, three clubs, two club lounges and Curve, a full-service restaurant. The arena features the NHL’s largest high-definition scoreboard, at 46-by-46 feet, as well as more than 1,200 HDTVs. 

© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

As Canada’s first LEED Silver-certified NHL arena and the second in North America, the facility is designed to use 37 percent less water and 14 percent less energy than conventionally design venues.

© Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

The fan-oriented arena and adjacent ICE District are expected to invigorate the urban core and catalyze additional downtown development while extending Edmonton’s existing footprint and communicating its civic character.

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Address: Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Cite: "Rogers Place and the ICE District / HOK" 30 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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