Today, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation announced DIALOG + HOK as the Prime Design Consultant selected to lead the design and construction of Calgary’s new Event Centre.
DIALOG + HOK have come together as partners to create a world-class destination that will elevate the spectator, athlete and performer experience in Calgary, building on the potential of Rivers District Master Plan. DIALOG, together with ME and Designcore, have also been selected for electrical engineering services.
“Our design team is proud to have the capacity and experience to tailor the design of the Event Centre with the needs of Calgarians at the forefront."Rob Adamson, Principal and Lead Architect for the Calgary Event Centre
The goal for the design of the Event Centre is to balance the needs and expectations of various sporting leagues, while providing the flexibility and adaptability to host a myriad of entertainment, cultural and commercial events. This project will serve as the anchor for the surrounding district with neighbouring amenities like the soon-to-be expanded BMO Centre.
“As we move forward with the development of this facility, we are confident this project team brings the experience, leadership and ambition to realize the full potential of what the Event Centre provides Calgary,” says John Bean, President and CEO, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. “With their experience of large-scale sport and entertainment facilities, we know that Calgary’s new Event Centre will be a source of civic pride for many years to come.”
Construction of the Event Centre is set to commence in August 2021, with completion slated for May 2024.