Edmonton's ICE District

Edmonton, AB

Project Facts

  • Location

    Edmonton, AB

  • Status

    Under Construction

  • Size

    2.7 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    WAM Development Group

The Edmonton Arena District Development offers a new vision of urban value in the heart of downtown Edmonton. This major revitalisation effort re-locates the home of the Oilers NHL hockey team to the city centre, and includes new retail and commercial space, a hotel, two 33-storey residential towers, and significant public realm amenities to serve the greater Edmonton population. To encourage and enhance walkability, the master plan leverages existing thoroughfares and a nearby LRT station. It provides for promenades, vehicular and pedestrian access points and gives citizens of Edmonton a new central public plaza overlooked by amenities chosen to attract a diverse mix of users, day and night, year round.


In addition to the master plan, HPA designed and is overseeing the construction of a 55 storey tower that will house the JW Marriott luxury hotel and  condominium suites above.

Project Facts

  • Location

    Edmonton, AB

  • Status

    Under Construction

  • Size

    2.7 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    WAM Development Group

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As lead master planner and project architect for buildings adjacent to the stadium, HPA worked closely with city officials and project stakeholders to integrate Edmonton’s existing assets with the new development. 

As lead master planner and project architect for buildings adjacent to the stadium, HPA worked closely with city officials and project stakeholders to integrate Edmonton’s existing assets with the new development. 

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Physical Model Study

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Physical Model Study

Three carefully massed towers are oriented to maximize sunlight at street level and to strategically connect the block, forming a unified community within this central hub. 

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Three carefully massed towers are oriented to maximize sunlight at street level and to strategically connect the block, forming a unified community within this central hub. 

Mixed-use street and podium-level programming ensures foot traffic and continuous public engagement.

Mixed-use street and podium-level programming ensures foot traffic and continuous public engagement.

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The JW Marriott luxury hotel, a tower currently under construction, will stand 55 storeys high as a towering complement to Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Above 346 hotel suits will be 33 floors of condominium suites, placing the tower among the tallest buildings in Edmonton and transforming the city’s skyline. 

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The JW Marriott luxury hotel, a tower currently under construction, will stand 55 storeys high as a towering complement to Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Above 346 hotel suits will be 33 floors of condominium suites, placing the tower among the tallest buildings in Edmonton and transforming the city’s skyline. 

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The 25-acre development will become an urban, mixed-use district that transforms Edmonton's rapidly growing downtown core, attracting tourists and residents from all over the city. With 1.3 million square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, and acres of entertainment, sports, and leisure spaces, Edmonton's ICE District will be an ideal place to live, work, and play. 

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The 25-acre development will become an urban, mixed-use district that transforms Edmonton's rapidly growing downtown core, attracting tourists and residents from all over the city. With 1.3 million square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, and acres of entertainment, sports, and leisure spaces, Edmonton's ICE District will be an ideal place to live, work, and play.