The Armature Wins a Prairie Design Award of Merit for Landscape Architecture
On Friday, May 11, The Armature received a 2018 Prairie Design Award of Merit for Landscape Architecture. A roadway reimagined as a linear plaza and flexible community space, The Armature is the centerpiece of Edmonton's The Quarters Downtown Revitalization. Out of 113 projects, The Armature was one of only 10 to receive an award. The awards reception was held at the Banff Springs Hotel in conjunction with the Alberta Association of Architects' 2018 Banff Session conference.
About The Armature
As a walkable ‘green’ street, The Armature supports a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood with street-level commercial frontages and embodies the local natural landscape and ecological processes through extensive planting and Canada's largest suspended-slab Low Impact Development stormwater management system. The Armature runs along 96 Street from Jasper Avenue to 103A Street, prioritizing pedestrians, cyclists and public art, while providing a critical north-south connection to the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
About the Prairie Design Awards
Every two years, the Alberta Association of Architects, the Saskatchewan Association of Architects and the Manitoba Association of Architects celebrate those setting new standards of creativity and skill in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. This tri-provincial collaboration has been recognizing design excellence in the prairies since its inauguration in 2000.
Two types of recognition may be awarded: Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. In past years, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit have been conveyed to projects and practices across the prairies in the following categories: Recent Work, Interior Design and Heritage Restoration. In 2018, the categories were: Recent Work, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Small Projects.