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Mayor's Urban Design Awards

 

The Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) are biennial awards that acknowledge the important contribution of Calgary architects, artists and designers to the liveability of our city. They leave a legacy of high calibre urban design, buildings and public spaces, and help set the standard for future municipal planning.

A total of  90 submissions were received for the 2017 awards, which were judged in 12 categories, including the new Housing Innovation category. 557 votes were received for the the People’s Choice award. This was open to the public to nominate their favourite space and place via social media from September 19 - October 3, 2017.

The winners and honourable mentions were announced at the Mayor's Urban Design Awards gala event, held on November 15, 2017 at Studio Bell - National Music Centre.

This revered celebration to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our fellow Calgarians could not be made possible without the generosity of our sponsors:

 

MUDA 2017 Award Winners and Honourable Mentions



 

Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects

Category descrip​tion

Winner: FOURTH STREET UNDERPASS ENHANCEMENT
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.

Conceptual/Theorectical Urban Design Projects Winners - MUDA 2017 video


Honourable Mention: Courtyard 33
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: 5468796 Architecture

  

Honourable Mention: Eau Claire Plaza
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc

 

Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans

Category Description

Winner: CIVIC DISTRICT PUBLIC REALM STRATEGY
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. & Arriola & Fiol Arquitectes
Landscape Architect: PFS Studio

 


Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Urban Architecture

Category Description

WINNER: KING EDWARD ARTS HUB & INCUBATOR
Owner: cSpace Projects
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

Urban Architecture Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Honorable Mention: GLAS
Owner: Avalon Master Builders
Architect: Sturgess Architecture



Honorable Mention: Shulich School of Engineering
Owner: University of Calgary
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects & Gibbs Gage Architects

 

Civic Design Projects

Category Description

Winner: C-SQUARE
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
Architect: the marc boutin architectural collaborative inc.Scatliff + Miller + Murray Inc


Civic Design Projects - Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Urban Fragments

Category description

Winner: CROSSROADS GARDEN SHED
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architect: 5468796 Architecture

 

Urban Fragments Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Community Improvement Projects

Category Description

Winner: EAST VILLAGE JUNCTION
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture


 Community Improvements Projects Winner - MUDA 2017

Honorable Mention: The Fourth Avenue Flyover
Owner: The City of Calgary
Designers: Faculty of Environmental Design, Bridgeland Riverside Community Association & Langevin School Students

 

Honourable Mention: The Backyard Laneway Activation
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning Ltd.

 

The Mawson Urban Design Award

Category description

Winner: CONSERVING CALGARY’S HISTORIC STREETS
Owner: The City of Calgary
Designers: The City of Calgary (Parks


The Mawson Urban Design Award Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Honourable Mention: BOWNESS PARK REHABILITATION
Owner: The City of Calgary (Parks)
Architects: IBI Group, Lorne Simpson James Reid


  

Honourable Mention: St. Louis Hotel Restoration
Owner: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
Architects: Nyhoff Architecture

  

 

Honourable Mention: The Withrow Laneway House
Owner: Studio North
Architects: Studio North

 

City Edge Development

Category description

Winner: Great Plains Recreation Facility
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Marshall Tittemore Architects MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects


City Edge Development Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Honourable Mention: Haskayne Legacy Park Pavillion
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Nyhoff Architecture & O2 Planning + Design Inc



 

 

  

Great City, Great Design

Category description

Winner: NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architects: Snøhetta DIALOG Design

 


Honourable Mention: Willow Ridge Community Association
Owner: Willow Ridge Community Association
Architect: Nyhoff Architecture

 

HOUSING INNOVATION

Category description

Winner: GROW
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)



Winner: VILLAGE
Owner: RNDSQR
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA)


Winner: ARRIVE AT BOWNESS
Owner: Attainable Homes Calgary
Architect: Hindle Architects Ltd


Housing Innovation Winner - MUDA 2017 video

Green City

Category description

Honourable Mention: Vegetated Roof Replacement Research and Demonstration Project
Owner: The City of Calgary
Architect: Green T Design

 

Honourable Mention: MTGY/The Montgomery Project
Owner: BIOI Inc.
Architect: BIOI Inc.

 

People's Choice - Building

Winner: STUDIO BELL/NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
Architects: Allied Works Architecture & Kasian Architecture

  

 

People's Choice - Public Space

Winner: BOWNESS PARK REHABILITATION
Owner: The City of Calgary (Parks)
Architects: IBI Group, Lorne Simpson James Reid

 

More information

More information on each award category
Application requirements