Three Canadian architectural projects receive ACI Excellence in Concrete Constructions Awards
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. This year, three Canadian architectural projects based in Quebec—the Science Complex – Campus MIL by Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux architects, Lemay and NFOE; SSENSE Montreal by David Chipperfield Architects (design architect) with Aedifica (local architect); and the renovations to the Assemblée nationale du Québec, by Provencher_Roy with GLCRM—were honored among the twelve recipients during the Institute’s Virtual Concrete Convention.
The ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards were created to honor the visions of the most creative projects in the concrete industry, while providing a platform to recognize concrete innovation, technology, and excellence across the globe. To be eligible for participation in the Excellence Awards, projects needed to be nominated by an ACI Chapter or International Partner.
An independent panel of esteemed industry professionals judged projects and selected winners based on architectural and engineering merit, creativity, innovative construction techniques or solutions, innovative use of materials, ingenuity, sustainability, resilience, and functionality.
The winning projects include:
- High-Rise Buildings
- 1st Place: Hudson Commons/441 Ninth Avenue, New York, United States.
- 2nd Place: W Hotel Tower, Washington, United States.
- Mid-Rise Buildings
- 1st Place: Science Complex—Campus MIL, Québec, Canada.
- 2nd Place: 725 Ponce, Georgia, United States.
- Low-Rise Buildings
- 1st Place: Kennedy Center Expansion Project, Washington, DC, United States.
- 2nd Place: Amélioration des infrastructures de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec, Québec, Canada.
- Decorative Concrete
- 1st Place: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Saudi Arabia.
- 2nd Place: SSENSE MONTRÉAL, Québec, Canada.
- 1st Place: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, State Route 99 Tunnel, Washington, United States.
- 2nd Place: Samuel de Champlain Bridge, Québec, Canada.
- Repair & Restoration
- 1st Place: Conococheague Aqueduct Rehabilitation, Maryland, United States.
- 2nd Place: Berri-Sherbrooke Underpass Rehabilitation, Québec, Canada.
The winning project details can be found at ACIExcellence.org. Entries for the 2021 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards are being accepted now through April 19, 2021.