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Foster misses out on Edmonton Airport redevelopment

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Vancouver’s Perkins + Wills has beaten finalists Foster + Partners and KCAP to win an international competition to redevelop the site former site of Edmonton Airport in Canada

The practice wil now oversee the masterplan for a 217 hectare city centre which will include parks, cultural and educational institutions, and other amenities connected with a new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line to downtown Edmonton.

It is understood Perkins + Wills won the contest by the narrowest of margins - the City’s Council was initially supposed to choose a winner more than a month ago, but was unable to select a unanimous victor.

Previous story (AJ 23.05.2011)

Foster shortlisted for Edmonton Airport redevelopment

Foster + Partners has made the final shortlist in an international competition to redevelop the site former site of Edmonton Airport in Canada

Vying against KCAP Architects & Planners and Vancouver-based Perkins + Will, the practice is in line to masterplan a 217 hectare city centre site if victorious.

Edmonton City Council launched the design competition for the transformtion of Edmonton Airport into a ‘world class sustainable community’ in June last year.

The brief was to masterplan the long term development of a new community for families, featuring parks and open space alongside places of work, cultural and educational institutions, and other amenities connected with a new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line to downtown.

Entrants were asked to provide ‘Edmontonians’ with a range of lifestyle choices that embody a ‘sustainable lifestyle’.  

The competition’s selection committee is currently considering public comments on the designs and will reach a conclusion on the winning scheme before summer.

The chosen design team will then be engaged in a ‘15-month planning process’ aimed at further defining their conceptual plan.

 

 

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