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    Default Park pavilion plans 'raise the bar' for local design

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    Park pavilion plans 'raise the bar' for local design

    By Gordon Kent, Edmonton Journal

    Plans for five Edmonton park pavilions have been chosen through a competition intended to "raise the bar" for local design, the city architect says.

    New facilities slated for Mill Woods Sports Park, John Fry Sports Park, Castle Downs District Park, Victoria Park and Borden Park provided a chance to draw in a wide group of architects, Carol Belanger says.

    There were 65 firms that took part in the contest, including two from the United States. They anonymously submitted 135 proposals for the five structures by last month's deadline, Belanger said.

    The winners picked by a fiveperson jury will be officially recognized Friday at the Alberta Association of Architects annual meeting in the Shaw Conference Centre.

    In general, the pavilions will provide space for washrooms, change rooms and other amenities, with most of them intended to be shared by sports groups and other park users.
    More deets here and winners here. Some very cool renderings to look at.

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    The winners are very good, what great additions.

    Some of the ones that didn't win are incredible as well, particularly the alternates for John Fry and Victoria.

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    I think it's important to have some beauty in architectural design, even for local parks.
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    glad to see someone's thinkin beyond big box archi. Even if nothing gets done, we can still dream. It's just every time I see the GO Centre I want to take an imaginary PRT out of here.

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    Great additions.
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    It was a long time ago, but I thought I'd seen something similar to the Borden Park design. This was the Dome of Discovery at the Festival of Britain in 1951. The only remaining structure now is the Royal Festival Hall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    It was a long time ago, but I thought I'd seen something similar to the Borden Park design. This was the Dome of Discovery at the Festival of Britain in 1951. The only remaining structure now is the Royal Festival Hall.
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1136&bih=586
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    A wise man passed this on to me to post... and while recognition is good, I still feel it took a lot of the old 'cold old dirty Edmonton' to get there'.


    Edmonton gives the green light to new park pavilions and library updates
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    For any city, big or small, mashed up or middling, being labelled for a commitment to architectural crap is a fearsome blow. Edmonton would know. Its reputation as the Canadian fiefdom of sprawl, power centres and built oppression looms even bigger than its brutal winters.

    But these days Edmonton is waking to the promise of invigorating architecture and enlightened design competitions, initially provoked by the grenade lobbed by newly elected Mayor Stephen Mandel six years ago when he declared: “Our tolerance for crap must be zero.”


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    I had the pleasure of seeing the winning submissions at City Hall this AM... go have a look if.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...s-designs.html
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    Just a bump to put some images of the winners in this thread:

    Borden


    Castledowns


    John Fry


    Millwoods


    Victoria


    The old CBC story said:

    The five winners have the opportunity to enter into an agreement with the city to complete the concept design work on each pavilion, which will include further consultation with interested groups.

    The budget for all five pavilions was $13.2 million, with much of the funding coming from the government of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative.

    The Borden and Castle Downs pavilions are scheduled to open in 2012. The remaining pavilions should open in 2013.
    So the plan was to use MSI money for these, and there were rough timelines. Has there been any progress? Further consultation with interested groups? Approvals? Revised timelines? Any one know if these are still on track?
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    No idea, but they will be great additions to the city. Victoria will be well used by me.
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    does anyone know when these will get built? nevermind it says 2012 for borden park and castle downs. the rest will open 2013. Does anyone have photos of the constuction?
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    Funding...
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    The new Borden Park pavilion looks spectacular. Really really nice.
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    Saw that on CTV last night (good recovery from tele-prompt fail, Bill):
    http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1836180
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    looks amazing

    ( i just realized i have no idea where Borden park is...away to Google maps...)
    be offended! figure out why later...

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    Victoria Park pavilion is now visible as the tarps have been removed sometime in the last while. Looks really good amongst the trees. Way better than the trailers it replaced.
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    ^concur, it is a fantastic building and addition to our City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    I don't believe anything like that was built.

    What is there looks nice but just nothing like any of those three.

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    The first one is similar, not identical, but similar... less boxy.
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    Victoria Park Pavilion Grand Opening
    The City of Edmonton and its partners welcome you to the Grand Opening of the Victoria Park Pavilion.

    Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1 - 3 p.m. at 12130 River Valley Road NW

    The event will kick off at 1 p.m. with a formal program and speeches (including Mayor Don Iveson and MLA David Shepherd).

    The event will feature horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment, and outdoor activities. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider. The Dogwood Café (located in the Victoria Golf Course Clubhouse) will be open to the public.
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    Awesome! Earlier this week I thought I read or heard something about this being delayed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    I don't believe anything like that was built.

    What is there looks nice but just nothing like any of those three.
    Interesting. Thanks for posting.

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    Anyone go today? I am going to check it out this week with a skate.
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    What's with the speed skaters? Do they speed skate there?

    Douglas Fir interior per the link below. Love that. 'Native' pine and fir are now so rare these days. (Instead we get oak and maple - and drywall - everywhere.)

    Geothermal !
    http://www.rhad.ca/victoria-park
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    It is their training facility/club hq. You can learn there too.
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    Does anyone have pictures of the real things that have gone up?

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    Check out Borden Park here.

    (Better yet, grab a picnic and go.
    Let's make Edmonton better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Does anyone have pictures of the real things that have gone up?
    https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/1003731397/

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