Kinsmen Park awarded 2016 National Urban Design Medal

We are excited to announce that Kinsmen Park has won a National Urban Design Medal.  This is the second National Urban Design Award won by space2place following the certificate of Merit received for the Garden City Play Environment in 2012.  

The National Urban Design Awards were established to recognize that urban design and architectural excellence play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities.

The awards are presented jointly by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, to promote public and private awareness of Urban Design. 

Complete list of recipients: https://raic.org/awards/national-urban-design-awards---2016-recipients

As Saskatoon’s oldest park, Kinsmen Park has been one of the city’s most prominent and well-loved places. From its origins over a century ago, this 31 acre site has been a key gathering place in the city - bringing families together to play, socialize, and connect with nature. The recent improvements to the park, including a new Ferris wheel, miniature train, restored carousel and a generous play environment have reinvigorated the park’s appeal and its legacy as an iconic destination within Saskatoon.

We would like to acknowledge all of the people and organizations that contributed to the success of this project.

Client: the City of Saskatoon

Project Sponsors: Potash Corporation, Canpotex, CN

Consultants: Oxbow Architecture, Public Architecture and Communication, Local Practice Architects, Associated Engineering, Catterall and Wright, PWA engineering, LIS irrgation

Contractor: PCL