Winners Of Edmonton Infill Design Competition Announced
Edmonton is undergoing a transformation. As one of the few municipalities in the Alberta province that continues to experience population growth, there is an increasing demand for infill. Earlier this month, the city of Edmonton launched the first ever Edmonton Infill Design Competition in a bid to encourage more progressive ideas about infill in this city.
After weeks of submissions and voting, we finally know who the winners are. The winners of the infill design competition were announced at an awards gala on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Infill design is a divisive issue in the city of Edmonton, but the winners have the answer for the critics, according to the jury. The winners will be featured in the city’s print and web material in the near future. The website will include their names, jury comments and critique.
The winners were chosen for their innovation to design for numerous occupants and for environmental, social and economic sustainability. The Edmonton Infill Design Competition was intended to inspire designers and buyers to be more creative with designing infill projects, according to Councilor Scott McKeen and Councilor Bev Esslinger.
The competition is a great initiative and will promote innovation and advance the design ethic for infill development in Edmonton, according to architect Johanna Hurme. The competition is among the many initiatives the city of Edmonton is working on to help promote more innovative infill in the city.
The competition began in the spring and required participants to abide by design rules for mature neighborhoods. After receiving over 80 submissions from across the country, 18 participants were shortlisted for different categories, including student awards and the People’s Choice Award. The competition was invented by Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap — a two year work plan to advance infill in the city.
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