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.
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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
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.