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« 2014 National Steel Design Awards of Excellence announced
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) recently announced the winners of its biennial National Steel Design Awards of Excellence competition during its annual conference in St.John’s, Newfoundland.
The prestigious CISC National Steel Design Awards are open to architects, engineers, developers, owners, contractors and other stakeholders involved with a building, bridge, industrial or other steelwork project in which engineering demands, architectural considerations or sustainability requirements influenced the designer’s choice of steel as the most appropriate structural solution.
The awards are a culmination of a two-year competition that brings together regional winners from across the country in four award categories: Architectural, Engineering, Sustainability and Bridges.
The winner in the Architectural category is Capilano Cliffwalk by Morrison Hershfield Ltd., Marc Luc Lalumière and Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Co. Ltd. As part of its vision to create experiences that people are amazed by, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver produced Cliffwalk, an eco-adventure that allows people to access the face of a 90-metre-high granite cliff on a labyrinth-like series of narrow steel cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms through an old-growth West Coast rainforest. Due to its first-of-a-kind design and site constraints, each piece was custom designed and built through an intricate step-by-step process that would minimize as much as possible its impact on the surrounding area. »
(Source: Canadian Architect Magazine)