National Urban Design Awards — 2016 Recipient | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

National Urban Design Awards — 2016 Recipient

Lansdowne Park
Award Category: 
Civic Design Projects

PFS Studio

The recreated Lansdowne Park, resulting from the winning vision of an international design competition, has restored a long-neglected site at the heart of the national capital in Ottawa to its rich continuum of exhibition, display, and recreation. The park features a Great Lawn, an urban square for the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, events plazas, new topography and intimate greens. It also has civic gardens and orchards, a refrigerated rink and play spaces, public artworks and a year-round program of special events. 

Jury Comment(s): 

"This project is within walking distance to the Ottawa downtown core and successfully achieves feelings of leisure, space and delight. Its success in attracting nearby residents and becoming a hub of activity is a testament to the strength of key design features such as a state of the art playground and unique and well-crafted benches. The use of colour and light also makes this design exciting and inviting at night and throughout the year."

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Photo: City of Ottawa

Photo: City of Ottawa

Photo: D. Barbour

Photo: PFS Studio

Photo: Haewon Chun