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JamesL
16-04-2011, 12:44 AM
Check it (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Park+pavilion+plans+raise+local+design/4619273/story.html):


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 (http://edmonton.ca/city_government/news/fine-design-for-functional-fun-in-city-parks.aspx) and winners here (http://edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/park-pavilion-design-winners.aspx). Some very cool renderings to look at.

DanC
16-04-2011, 01:01 AM
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.

The_Cat
16-04-2011, 01:07 PM
I think it's important to have some beauty in architectural design, even for local parks.

stunkermann
16-04-2011, 01:32 PM
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.

IanO
16-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Great additions.

howie
16-04-2011, 03:38 PM
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=http://postcard-heaven.co.uk/images/fob%2520fountains%2520%26%2520dome%2520arjay%2520l 74.jpg&imgrefurl=http://postcard-heaven.co.uk/index.php%3Fmain_page%3Dproduct_info%26cPath%3D44_ 49%26products_id%3D4160&usg=__Qu8Q1eH7nKkOyXRWCQDN9CMi8to=&h=366&w=563&sz=112&hl=en&start=73&zoom=1&tbnid=7iSmUmVx0kP-RM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=236&ei=8QuqTZK-CYfAsAOV08H5DA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfestival%2Bof%2Bbritain%2B1951%26hl%3 Den%26sa%3DX%26rlz%3D1T4GGIK_enCA279CA370%26biw%3D 1136%26bih%3D586%26tbm%3Disch0%2C1963&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=282&vpy=269&dur=2057&hovh=181&hovw=279&tx=144&ty=100&oei=3guqTYLhLMbfiAKx9fGXDw&page=5&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:73&biw=1136&bih=586

Jiveturkey
16-04-2011, 07:53 PM
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=http://postcard-heaven.co.uk/images/fob%2520fountains%2520%26%2520dome%2520arjay%2520l 74.jpg&imgrefurl=http://postcard-heaven.co.uk/index.php%3Fmain_page%3Dproduct_info%26cPath%3D44_ 49%26products_id%3D4160&usg=__Qu8Q1eH7nKkOyXRWCQDN9CMi8to=&h=366&w=563&sz=112&hl=en&start=73&zoom=1&tbnid=7iSmUmVx0kP-RM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=236&ei=8QuqTZK-CYfAsAOV08H5DA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfestival%2Bof%2Bbritain%2B1951%26hl%3 Den%26sa%3DX%26rlz%3D1T4GGIK_enCA279CA370%26biw%3D 1136%26bih%3D586%26tbm%3Disch0%2C1963&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=282&vpy=269&dur=2057&hovh=181&hovw=279&tx=144&ty=100&oei=3guqTYLhLMbfiAKx9fGXDw&page=5&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:73&biw=1136&bih=586

Looks like a flying saucer!:smt042

IanO
19-04-2011, 10:48 AM
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
LISA ROCHON | Columnist profile
Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, Apr. 15, 2011 5:00PM EDT
Last updated Monday, Apr. 18, 2011 9:59AM EDT
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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.”


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/lisa-rochon/edmonton-gives-the-green-light-to-new-park-pavilions-and-library-updates/article1987035/

IanO
19-04-2011, 03:49 PM
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/edmonton/story/2011/04/15/edmonton-park-pavilions-designs.html

newfangled
14-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Just a bump to put some images of the winners in this thread:

Borden
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/documents/165-Borden-1_400x600.jpg (http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/borden-park-pavilion-design-co.aspx)

Castledowns
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/documents/165-CastleDowns-1_400x600.jpg (http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/castle-down-district-park-comp.aspx)

John Fry
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/documents/157-JOHN_FRY-1_400x600.jpg (http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/john-fry-sports-park-pavilion.aspx)

Millwoods
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/documents/153-MillWoods-1_400x600.jpg (http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/mill-woods-sports-park-pavilio.aspx)

Victoria
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/documents/186-Victoria-1_400x600.jpg (http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/victoria-park-pavilion-design.aspx)

The old CBC story (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2011/04/15/edmonton-park-pavilions-designs.html) 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?

IanO
14-10-2011, 11:58 AM
No idea, but they will be great additions to the city. Victoria will be well used by me.

banisheddragon
13-06-2012, 08:03 PM
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?

IanO
13-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Funding...

240GLT
24-05-2014, 10:32 AM
The new Borden Park pavilion looks spectacular. Really really nice.

Sonic Death Monkey
24-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Saw that on CTV last night (good recovery from tele-prompt fail, Bill):
http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1836180

richardW
24-05-2014, 11:35 AM
looks amazing

( i just realized i have no idea where Borden park is...away to Google maps...)

booster
08-10-2015, 09:27 PM
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.

IanO
09-10-2015, 02:11 PM
^concur, it is a fantastic building and addition to our City.

KC
13-10-2015, 12:03 AM
Photos anyone?

IanO
13-10-2015, 08:15 AM
No, but...

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/projects_redevelopment/victoria-park-pavilion-design.aspx

DanC
13-10-2015, 08:57 AM
No, but...

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/projects_redevelopment/victoria-park-pavilion-design.aspx
I don't believe anything like that was built.

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

IanO
13-10-2015, 09:21 AM
The first one is similar, not identical, but similar... less boxy.

IanO
13-10-2015, 09:23 AM
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/546e42f4e4b0cadd92e68905/547f51b1e4b01c4bf3c6cc55/54b5844de4b0c92b1892fcc8/1421182031639/VictoriaPark_2.jpg?format=1500w

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/546e42f4e4b0cadd92e68905/547f51b1e4b01c4bf3c6cc55/54b58452e4b0a2d701367c6c/1421182034891/VictoriaPark_4.jpg?format=1000w

http://www.rhad.ca/victoria-park/yhv4qf49dlccfw1qlicgo5e7do9tua

IanO
09-12-2015, 02:21 PM
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.

Sonic Death Monkey
09-12-2015, 03:57 PM
Awesome! Earlier this week I thought I read or heard something about this being delayed.

KC
10-12-2015, 03:46 PM
No, but...

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/projects_redevelopment/victoria-park-pavilion-design.aspx
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.

Pity the comments about the A-frame are rather uninformed and real life examples are few and far between because most totally destroyed the characteristics of the originals that popularized them in the first place. Unfortunately what most people see in local A-frame construction (you see people used to use it for cabins) is too small and the end walls are closed in and not walls of glass.

IanO
12-12-2015, 07:37 PM
Anyone go today? I am going to check it out this week with a skate.

KC
12-12-2015, 08:17 PM
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

IanO
12-12-2015, 11:20 PM
It is their training facility/club hq. You can learn there too.

KC
18-08-2016, 01:58 AM
Does anyone have pictures of the real things that have gone up?

JayBee
18-08-2016, 02:03 AM
Check out Borden Park here. (http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/showthread.php?35780-Borden-Park-Sculpture-Garden&highlight=borden+park)

(Better yet, grab a picnic and go.

Channing
18-08-2016, 07:29 AM
Does anyone have pictures of the real things that have gone up?

https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/1003731397/