Brampton - The state-of-the-art Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), designed by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, is the 2012 People’s Choice for best design project in the city.
The People’s Choice was one of 24 awards handed out earlier this month at the Brampton Urban Design Awards, an event celebrating the city’s excellence in design, architecture and landscape architecture.
“Connecting urban design, planning, landscape and architecture helps create a healthy built environment,” said Mayor Susan Fennell. “Well-designed communities are welcoming, safe, and accessible. This is just one aspect of city-building for the future.”
The People’s Choice Award is a highlight of the evening. It is the project chosen by residents as the favourite because of its design and impact on the community. This year’s winner was selected by residents who cast their vote on the City’s website and at an Urban Design Awards booth at Bramalea City Centre.
PAMA was also named Best Central Area Project, and received an Award of Excellence for heritage restoration.
The biggest winner of the event was Mount Pleasant Village, the new transit-oriented community in northwest Brampton. It was recognized as a complete, sustainable and healthy neighbourhood planned around transit, and won seven awards, including Best Overall Project.
Urban Design Awards were also handed out for New Building, New Landscape, New Neighbourhood, Most Promising Project and Healthy and Sustainable Development. Each award recognized the full team – including designers, architects, landscape architects and planners – involved in the project.
For more information on the winning projects, visit www.brampton.ca/uda