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Project Government Centre North Plaza Location Edmonton, AB Completion 2024 Size 12,350 m2 Client Alberta Infrastructure Project Type Concept Share this project:

Government Centre North Plaza

A place for Albertans to gather, connect with each other, and serve as a true reflection of the province’s rich history and values.

The Alberta Legislature Building (ALB) is the most recognized landmark on the Alberta Legislature Grounds in Edmonton. It has been serving Albertans since 1913 and represents the province’s identity for democratic governance and institution. The ALB is the southernmost part of Edmonton’s Government Centre district, home to several government buildings of different eras, all developed over the last several decades in correlation with the province’s growth and prosperity. The North Plaza was constructed in the late 1970s as part of this growth and is located directly north of the ALB. It is a well-used and popular civic space that hosts many key public gatherings, events, and assemblies and is the site of many historic moments.

GEC, in association with Janet Rosenberg & Studio, are updating the North Plaza into a year-round, accessible, hybrid space that will continue to inspire vibrancy and identity for Albertans. The project includes a redesigned ornamental dome fountain, reflecting pool, seating terraces and plaza surfacing, the mechanical and electrical systems related to those site elements, and refreshed concepts for the surrounding arboriculture and flora. All water elements will be designed to align with current health and safety code requirements. The North Plaza will continue to respect and enhance the strong axial geometry and view lines of the ALB, the reflecting pool and the dome fountain, ensuring a compelling visual and social connection to the Government District, downtown Edmonton, and the city’s central urban context.

Construction is currently underway, with Phase 1 — the reflecting pool and dome fountain, anticipated to be completed by Summer 2024. Phase 2 — the spray park area, is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2024.

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