Three European Firms Compete to Redevelop Canadian Airport Lands

Dépèche transmise le 15 février 2011 par PRNewswire

EDMONTON, Alberta, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three European teams - SWECO from Stockholm, Sweden; KCAP from Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Foster and Partners from London, UK - are among five teams vying to provide the master plan to redevelop city centre airport lands in Edmonton, Canada.

The teams join Perkins + Will, Vancouver, Canada and BNIM, Kansas City, USA in a master plan design competition that launched in May 2010.

Generous green spaces, long term environmental sustainability, innovative uses for historical buildings, family-friendly housing, and an acknowledgement of Edmonton as a winter city are just a few of the key features teams have highlighted in their submissions.

"These are world-leading design teams that have come to Edmonton to work with us to plan a new community in the heart of Edmonton," says Mayor Stephen Mandel. "As the developer for the site, the City will ensure Council's vision is met to make this development world-leading in ecological, economical and social living. At this stage, we're seeing some preliminary ideas which are truly inspiring visions for the future of our city."

Each team's display consists of eight poster boards (30 inches by 40 inches) that include site drawings, sketches and renderings, and a five-minute video illustrating that team's unique vision for the lands according to the seven Master Planning Principles. The seven principles, endorsed by City Council in 2009, include: planning & design, ecological footprint, infrastructure, family housing, green space amenities, technology and history.

A winning team will be chosen by the selection committee and a recommendation will be made to Council in late spring 2011. Concepts and videos can be viewed online at:

For more information, contact: Phil Sande Executive Director, City Centre Redevelopment Project +1-780-442-5423

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Phil Sande, Executive Director,City Centre Redevelopment Project, +1-780-442-5423


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