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Construction magazine awards Rogers Place top prize

Edmonton's new arena won Alberta Construction Magazine's project of the year award

Rogers Place won the grand prize at an annual awards luncheon held by Alberta Construction Magazine.

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Rogers Place won the grand prize at an annual awards luncheon held by Alberta Construction Magazine.

Rogers Place took top prize at the Alberta Construction Magazine's 15th annual top project awards.

Edmonton's new arena bagged the project of the year and commercial design awards Wednesday, at a luncheon event held by the magazine at the Royal Glenora Club.

“Awards like this are a great validation that we are on track with our overall goals to be a part of this renaissance that's taking place in our city,” said Tim Shipton, vice-president of corporate communications for the Oilers Entertainment Group.

According to an Alberta Construction Magazine press release, judges described the arena as “one of the most significant sports complex construction projects ever undertaken in North America."

The arena has welcomed more than 500,000 guests since opening on Sept. 8, Shipton said.

There were 11 winning projects selected from 26 finalists. Judges considered sustainability, technology, design complexity, and community and industry impact when selecting the winners.

The Terwillegar Park Footbridge and the Royal Alberta Museum were the other two Edmonton projects to receive two awards each – in civil and institutional design, respectively.

“The top projects awards judges were truly impressed by the high quality of work on display this year," Joseph Caouette, editor of Alberta Construction Magazine, said in a statement. “Many of the winners overcame unique challenges to bring innovative technologies and practices to Alberta.”

* This story has been changed from a previous version to correct an error.

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