Raimondo + Associates Architects Receives Two Niagara Biennial Design Awards
January 23, 2023
The 2022 Niagara Biennial Design Awards on January 18 recognized outstanding design projects of the built environment. Raimondo + Associates Architects is proud to be honoured with two awards for legacy projects from the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games.
The Neil Campbell Rowing Centre, located on Henley Island in Port Dalhousie, was awarded the Grand Prize in Architecture. The judges noting: "The design is a master class in 'less is so much more,' showing what can be achieved with the least amount of ornamentation to beautifully capture a space that connects to its surroundings...the graceful simplicity and openness of the built form partly floats above the water; perfectly evoking the essence of the sport it serves. There is a stunning transparency through the building to the water and a beautiful glow at night."
The Walker Sport and Abilities Centre (Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Park) earned the Outstanding Achievement Award for Architecture. The jury stated that: "The building and outdoor athletic facilities are brilliantly executed, resulting in a game changer for this underutilized corner of the Brock University campus...the scale and program of this project is complex and was executed in such a skillful thoughtful way. The facility redefines the area with its unique and sophisticated design identity, and its sense of openness and invitation presents a strong connection with the community it serves."
Emilio Raimondo and John-Alexander Raimondo accepted the awards with MJMA.
Congratulations to all recipients and nominees.