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Point Pleasant Park wins Landscape Society Award
(Friday, March 3, 2006) - The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has awarded the Point Pleasant Park web site (www.pointpleasantpark.ca) a Regional Award of Merit as part of their 2006 Awards of Excellence Program. The web site was developed to host the Point Pleasant Park International Design Competition that ran from May to October 2005.
“We are very pleased to receive recognition from a national organization like the CSLA,” said HRM Mayor Peter Kelly. “It’s a professional vote of confidence in the work of the Steering Committee and HRM staff.” Under the direction of the Steering Committee, the web site served as the information base for the Design Competition, and as a vehicle for the public to voice their concerns and comments about the Competition and the future of Point Pleasant Park.
The Point Pleasant Park International Design Competition was run as a partnership between Halifax Regional Municipality and Southwest Properties Limited of Halifax. “We are happy that the web site and Design Competition is garnering professional recognition,” said Jim Spatz, CEO of Southwest Properties and Chair of the competition Steering Committee. “It was a great way to keep the competition process open and transparent, and it allowed designers to remain connected to park users.”
Ekistics Planning & Design of Dartmouth, co-winner of the competition, received a CSLA National Citation Award for their submission to the Point Pleasant Park competition. Ekistics and NIP paysage of Montreal are working together to forge their winning submissions into a unified master plan for the Park. The master plan is expected to be ready this spring.
More information about the CSLA can be found at www.csla.ca. Point Pleasant Park information can be found at www.pointpleasantpark.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Real Property Planning,
Peter Kelly, Mayor