The design for Rogers Place and the ICE District creates an active new entertainment destination just north of downtown Edmonton.
The City of Edmonton and the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers commissioned HOK, in association with ATB and DIALOG, to design a new arena and oversee the master plan of an adjacent mixed-use district and plaza.
The arena’s design creates a premium guest experience within a sleek and iconic building that emphasizes sustainability. Amenities include a full-service restaurant open on non-game days and an expansive high-definition, center-hung scoreboard.
The LEED Silver-certified Rogers Place uses 37 percent less water and 14 percent less energy than similar venues. The arena’s facade of pliable, unpainted stainless-steel cladding, provides a polished, dynamic backdrop to the city that seems to change in appearance with each passing hour.
Collaborating with Shugarman Architecture + Design, WAM Development Group and Hariri Pontarini Architects, HOK’s team envisioned the ICE District as a lively, mixed-use destination. It includes a community rink, private development, offices, residential units, parking and a connection to the light-rail system.
To connect the arena and ICE District sites across the city’s busiest thoroughfare, the design added a raised pedestrian link called Ford Hall. Its fluid form unites the arena’s north and south sides while functioning as a bridge, exterior lobby, public transit stop and event space. Street-level commercial development enhances this elevated entry.