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The City of Hamilton announces the 2021 Urban Design and Architecture Awards winners

Eleven winners represent the city's best architecture and design of the year.

In celebration of design excellence in Hamilton over the past two years, the 2021 Urban Design and Architecture Awards held a virtual ceremony on November 4, 2021.

The Ken Soble Tower and Hamilton harbour. Photo by Codrin Talaba

The biennial awards program received 37 submissions from architects, urban designers, planners, landscape architects, engineers, consultants, owners and college/university students. Each submission was evaluated by a volunteer Jury consisting of design professionals and a student. 

Award winners were determined by the Jury’s review which was based on the following evaluation criteria: contribution to the public realm, success of massing, orientation, scale, materiality and contextual integration. Quality of execution, innovation and uniqueness, energy efficiency, sustainability, adaptability or resiliency. Comprehensiveness, creative solutions clarity, and community Involvement.

Eleven award winners in seven categories were chosen by this year’s Jury:

Awards of Merit:


Urban Elements
PROCESSION
Project team: Lester Coloma, Salvation Army, International Village BIA, Core Urban Inc


Private Buildings – Residential
CONNECT COMMUNITIES
Project team: DPAI Architecture Inc.


Private Buildings – Commercial/Industrial
OLYMPIA CLUB
Project team: Core Urban Inc., Lintack Architects Inc., Kalos Engineering Inc., Habilis Engineering Inc., Seguin Engineering Inc., Webb Planning Consultants Inc.


Private Buildings – Commercial/Industrial (2)
THE GASWORKS CULTURAL CENTRE
Project team: TCA / Thier + Curran Architects Inc., The John and Ellie Voortman Charitable Foundation, Mighton Engineering, Ailmar Engineering, CoPa Engineering Ltd.


Private Buildings – Mixed Use
BATESON LOFTS
Project team: TCA / Thier + Curran Architects Inc., BCHQ Barton Holding Inc, Ailmar Engineering, CoPa Engineering, Mighton Engineering


Public Buildings
HAMILTON POLICE INVESTIGATION SERVICES DIVISION FACILITY
Project team: Stantec Architecture Ltd., City of Hamilton, Hamilton Police Service, McClaren Wilson Lawrie Inc. (Lab Specialists)


Open Spaces, Public Spaces and Green Infrastructure
DEPAVING BARTON VILLAGE BOULEVARDS – CREATING PLACES FOR PEOPLE AND POLLINATORS
Project team: Green Venture, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect, Barton Village BIA, EduDeo Ministries, Amaprop Canada Inc.


Visions and Master Plans
FISHERMAN’S PIER DISTRICT CONCEPT PLAN
Project team: Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority, Civicplan, Toms + McNally Design


Civic Achievement
KEN SOBLE TOWER ENERPHIT TRANSFORMATION
Project team: ERA Architects Inc., City of Hamilton


Student Projects – Architecture
CITY IN TRANSITION: STRATEGIC MASTER PLAN FOR HAMILTON BAYFRONT AREA
Project team: Yuan Li, University of Toronto


Award of Excellence:


Student Projects – Architecture
GREENBELT FARMERS’ MARKET & LEARNING CENTRE
Project team: Gabriel Garofalo

 

See a Map  of all current and previous winners.

See more detail on each 2021 winner including jury comments.

View the full Jury Report.

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