Second honour for project slated as 'the future of healthcare'
EDMONTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Kasian Architecture Interior Design and
Planning Ltd (Kasian), one of Canada's largest global architecture,
interior design and planning firms, is proud to announce that the
Calgary South Health Campus has won the Institutional, (over $50
Million), 2012 Project of the Year Award in Alberta Construction Magazine's "Top Projects Awards". Now in their tenth year, these annual awards
recognise the creativity, innovation and hard work that goes into
designing and constructing Alberta's best projects. This is the second
award for this revolutionary healthcare facility in less than eighteen
months; in 2011, the Campus won the Canadian Construction Association's
"Excellence in Innovation Award" for advanced construction practices.
The 44 acre South Health Campus is a direct reflection of Kasian's
philosophy to enhance life through design. A world-class centre for the
future of healthcare, the facility combines advanced hospital services
with a proactive, holistic, approach to health and wellness. Calgary's
largest hospital is visualized as a place of healing, a place of
community and a place where individuals and groups can connect back to
nature, enhancing the health and well-being of society and of the
environment. A phased, sequential opening of programs and services is
already in process. The Campus will eventually form the nucleus of a
new planned community of 159,000 people.
Kasian is also associated with a number of other projects nominated for
this year's "Top Projects Awards" including the 25-metre domed digital
visualization theatre, located within the TELUS World of Science
Building in Calgary. The theatre offers a state-of-the-art projection
system which enables visitors to experience high-definition images,
movies and planetarium shows. The Commonwealth Community Recreation
Centre, a family-friendly activity complex in downtown Edmonton, was
also a finalist in this year's competition. The facility was designed
by HIP Architects, which merged with Kasian in August of this year.
These latest awards follow-on from the Kasian-designed Esker Foundation
Gallery being nominated in November for a prestigious Interior Design "Best of Year Awards". The Gallery provides a dynamic platform for
innovative and exceptional art exhibitions and educational events
Kasian is one of the leading 100 architecture, interior design and
planning firms in the world, with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton,
Calgary, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Our goal is to harness the
collective expertise and imagination of our global team of innovative
professionals to find feasible solutions to the complex questions posed
by our clients. We employ an integrated, collaborative approach to
design to create exceptional places and sustainable environments for
people everywhere. Our award-winning projects range from the most
advanced children's hospital in the world, to master plans for the most
densely populated cities on the planet. To learn more, please visit us
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SOURCE: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.
For further information:
Honor Morris - Kasian Media Relations Manager