Calgary seeking submissions for Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

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by JOC News Service

CALGARY - The City of Calgary is looking for submissions for the seventh Mayor's Urban Design Awards to celebrate architecture throughout the city.
Calgary seeking submissions for Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

The awards, which occur on a biennial basis, celebrate designers, architects, artists, students and others creating buildings and public spaces in the city.

The categories are civic design projects, approved or adopted urban design plans, conceptual or theoretical urban design projects, urban fragments, student projects, city edge development, community improvement projects, green city, housing innovation and urban architecture.

Great City, Great Design, the Mawson Urban Design Award and a People's Choice Award round out the categories.

Winners in 2015 included St. Patrick's Island Park in the civic design projects category, Junction 9 for urban architecture as well as the Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in the unbuilt urban architecture category. The Kahanoff Centre has since been completed.

"Great design is integral to building a vibrant culture in our city," says David Down, chief urban designer for the City of Calgary, in a statement. "Well-designed spaces increase our quality of life by welcoming, keeping us safe, increasing accessibility and making lasting impressions."

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 5. Projects can be submitted on the City of Calgary website. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the National Music Centre.

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