Historic, art deco building to undergo a massive rejuvenation
EDMONTON, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Kasian, a global design firm, has been selected
to lead the design of the Federal Building and Centennial Plaza project in
Edmonton. The existing landmark building, originally constructed in 1958, has
been unoccupied since 1989. It will undergo a contemporary transformation that
will give it new purpose and reconnect it with the city. The design will focus
on preservation and sustainability while drawing inspiration from the art deco
style of the original architecture.
The commission was awarded by Alberta Infrastructure after a public
competitive process. The project, situated on the Edmonton Legislature
grounds, includes the rejuvenation of the Federal Building, a new 650-stall
underground parkade, and a new public plaza that will extend the grounds to
99th Avenue. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2011.
"Our team is committed to preserving the heritage, spirit, and dignity of
the Edmonton Federal Building," said Bill Chomik, Kasian principal. "We look
forward to collaborating with the Alberta Government and the Edmonton
community to deliver this legacy project."
Kasian has assembled a world-class team including heritage architects and
conservation specialists, Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects; and urban
design and planning specialists, Moriyama + Teshima Architects and Planners.
Kasian is a global architecture and interior design firm with over
400 staff. The company has seven offices located in Edmonton, Calgary,
Vancouver, Toronto, Dubai, Mumbai, and Shanghai. Kasian provides award winning
design solutions for education, recreation, public and health care facilities,
transportation infrastructure, corporate offices, and hospitality and retail
environments. For more information, visit www.kasian.com.
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