Location: Edmonton, AB
Project Role: Architectural Consultant
Project Value: $1.5 Billion
This 36 acre redevelopment of the former Heritage Mall site was master planned by James KM Cheng Architects Inc with Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert as Design Support, Production and Construction Administration. It consists of a multi-phase project of 2200 housing units being developed in mid-rise to high-rise housing forms within a unique urban village anchored by a three acre lake and the Century Park transit station. The project went through an extensive rezoning process involving the community and municipality to intensify the development potential of this land. The project’s parking is completely underground and has a landscaped roof. The village is to be a green oasis interconnected by pedestrian walkways, with all phases having street-oriented housing at the plinth of the mid-rise and high-rise buildings.
The project incorporates a number of sustainable initiatives including geothermal design, water management and high-efficiency building systems (including building envelope and green roof design). This intensified development responds to the City of Edmonton’s mandate for walkable transit-oriented developments with diverse mixed uses where people can live, work and relax without leaving their community. Although never submitted for LEED® certification, the development shadows the LEED® ND program for sustainable neighbourhood development.
Award of Merit for Site Planning and Urban Design. Century Park, Edmonton, Alberta. Alberta Association Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005.