Enbridge Centre

Remaking history

Mixed-Use, Renewal

Combining modern design and historical aesthetics, Enbridge Centre honours its heritage and enhances the surrounding public realm in Downtown Edmonton. The project entails a historic four-storey podium with a modern 26-storey office tower above. The project breathes new life into one of Downtown Edmonton’s most walkable streets while paying homage to the site’s storied past.

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Location
Edmonton, AB
Client
John Day Developments, Pangman Development Corporation
Completion
2016
Collaborators

Hemisphere Engineering
Focus Engineering

DIALOG Services

Architecture
Structural Engineering
Landscape Architecture

The Team

The building overall demonstrates spectacular contrast in the integration of the new with the old, and it serves as a model for how to integrate heritage buildings.

Edmonton Urban Design Awards Jury

The 26-storey tower in the heart of Edmonton’s financial district incorporated the historic façade of two buildings that previously resided at the site.

The original facades were carefully deconstructed then put back into place on the podium—brick by brick—to celebrate the site’s history.

The four-storey podium tactfully integrates old with new, being careful not to force contemporary design into an established environment.

The public plaza creates a pedestrian street through the downtown core, supporting the vision of a sustainable, walkable downtown. It has been celebrated for its renewed vitality to the area.

The upgraded public realm is celebrated for renewing vitality to the area and has inspired renewal of other nearby towers and public spaces.

The upgraded public realm is celebrated for renewing vitality to the area and has inspired renewal of other nearby towers and public spaces.

Interpretive panels throughout the site share the story of the building’s history.

To engage with the space, not just transition through it, the expansive lobby features a welcoming stair instead of a traditional escalator.

To engage with the space, not just transition through it, the expansive lobby features a welcoming stair instead of a traditional escalator.

Awards

2017 Civic Design Award of MeritEdmonton Urban Design Awards
2017 Award of Excellence – Heritage ProjectsEdmonton Urban Design Awards
2019 Award of Excellence – RestorationAlberta Masonry Design Awards