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Royal Alberta Museum / DIALOG

17:00 - 1 November, 2018
Royal Alberta Museum / DIALOG, Courtesy of DIALOG
Courtesy of DIALOG

Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Architect and Design Lead

    Donna Clare (Principal at DIALOG)
  • Landscape Architect

    Doug Carlyle (Principal at DIALOG)
  • Area

    22000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Rogers Place and the ICE District / HOK

11:00 - 30 August, 2018
Rogers Place and the ICE District / HOK, © Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

© Michael Robinson © Michael Robinson © Michael Robinson © Michael Robinson + 15

  • Architects

    HOK
  • Location

    Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Associate Architect

    Architecture Tkalcic Bengert
  • Associate Architect

    DIALOG
  • Area

    102195.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

MacEwan University, Allard Hall / Revery Architecture

03:00 - 18 July, 2018
© Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    11110 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Design Architect

    Revery Architecture
  • Design Principals

    Bing Thom, Venelin Kokalov
  • Architectural Team

    Jacqueline Wiles, Bibianka Fehr, Andrea Flynn, Sanaz Nooshafarin, Elaine Tong, Kyle Chan, Culum Osborne
  • Area

    430000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Canada's First Ever Funicular Opens in Downtown Edmonton

16:00 - 23 December, 2017
Canada's First Ever Funicular Opens in Downtown Edmonton, © Brock Kryton
© Brock Kryton

Last week marked the opening of Canada’s first ever funicular in downtown Edmonton, a cable-mechanized incline elevator aimed at making the city’s largest green space more accessible.

Publically funded, the $24million project features the 100 Street Funicular to transport mobility aids, strollers, and bikes, as well as a generous staircase for walking, running and lounging. Concrete sitting blocks are dispersed up the 170 steps from a promenade at the bottom. Visitors can walk along the promenade to a lookout point or ascend the stairs or funicular to the raised lookout for extensive views of the river valley.

© Brock Kryton © Brock Kryton © Brock Kryton © Brock Kryton + 11

12 Libraries You Should Bookmark Right Now

08:00 - 17 May, 2017

Like a reader hooked on a bestselling thriller, the design of libraries has enthralled architects and the general public for centuries. From the classical mahogany grandeur of the world-famous Long Room at Trinity College Dublin to the post-war, brick modernism of the British Library in London, the important role of libraries in our lives has historically demanded a degree of architectural thought and consideration.

In recent times, however, that historic role has changed. With the digital age revolutionizing how we access, research, and communicate information, libraries are no longer reserved exclusively for books. Libraries today must act as ‘information hubs’, with the flexibility to accommodate a diverse range of media and arts. Architects have responded to the challenge of a new era, reimagining how libraries are built, experienced, and utilized, without entirely throwing away the rule book. 

Below, we have rounded-up 12 libraries from around the world, all with architecture from the top shelf.

John Fry Sports Park Pavilion / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc.

09:00 - 10 April, 2016
John Fry Sports Park Pavilion  / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc., © Bruce Edward - Yellow Camera
© Bruce Edward - Yellow Camera

© Bruce Edward - Yellow Camera  © Bruce Edward - Yellow Camera  © Bruce Edward - Yellow Camera  © Bruce Edward - Yellow Camera  + 22

Infographic: The Life of Le Corbusier by Vincent Mahé

07:00 - 3 November, 2015
Infographic: The Life of Le Corbusier by Vincent Mahé, Courtesy of Vincent Mahé
Courtesy of Vincent Mahé

French artist and illustrator Vincent Mahé has shared his most recent work with us -- a series of illustrations made for a special edition of Telerama magazine that depicts the life of the renowned Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier. In just eight pages, the artist highlights the most relevant facts of this unforgettable architect's life. Expressed in green and pink tones, we can see key moments that have without a doubt shifted the course of contemporary architecture, with the extreme care and clarity that Mahé's work presents us.

View the eight illustrations after the break.

Clareview Community Recreation Centre / Teeple Architects

14:00 - 18 April, 2015
Clareview Community Recreation Centre / Teeple Architects, © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

© Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  © Tom Arban  + 23

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

00:00 - 6 February, 2015
Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Constructs Self-Supported “Vaulted Willow” with Ultra-Thin Aluminum Shells, © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY
© Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY

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.”

© Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY Nested Parts. Image © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY + 15

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

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Highlands Branch Library / schmidt hammer lassen architects + Marshall Tittemore Architects, © Merle Prosofsky Photography
© Merle Prosofsky Photography

© Merle Prosofsky Photography © Merle Prosofsky Photography © Merle Prosofsky Photography © Merle Prosofsky Photography + 8

Borden Park Pavilion / gh3

01:00 - 29 September, 2014
Borden Park Pavilion / gh3, © Raymond Chow
© Raymond Chow

© Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow © Raymond Chow + 11

  • 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada

01:00 - 26 April, 2014
FaulknerBrowns Propose Community Velodrome Scheme in Canada, Interior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of FaulknerBrowns Architects
Interior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of FaulknerBrowns Architects

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

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Jasper Place Branch Library / HCMA/Dub Architects, © Gerry Kopelow
© Gerry Kopelow

© Gerry Kopelow © Gerry Kopelow © Gerry Kopelow © Gerry Kopelow + 25

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban + 24

W12 - Real Time Control Building #3 Proposal / gh3

23:00 - 24 December, 2012
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.

Edmonton Eskimos Field House and Muliti-Use Recreation Complex / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

12:00 - 7 May, 2011
exterior 01
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The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club selected MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller 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

00:00 - 17 February, 2011
University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2

University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2 University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2 University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2 University Of Alberta Triffo Hall / Group2 + 16

  • Architects

    Group2 Architecture Engineering Ltd. {Predecessor Firm: Barry Johns (Architecture) Limited}
  • Location

    Edmonton, Canada
  • 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Jasper Place Branch Library / HCMA

18:00 - 7 September, 2010
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.