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Architect: Roland Deimel

Address: 1st Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets

Date: 1957

Roland Deimel's design for a new Calgary City Hall won the University of Manitoba School of Architecture thesis prize in 1957. Deimel was a 31-year-old Austrian engineer who came to Calgary in 1951 and found employment with Rule Wynn and Rule. In 1955 he enrolled in the architecture programme at the U of M but continued to work for Rule during the summers. Deimel considered two sites for his city hall: Mewata Park and a plot of land south of Prince's Island. He settled on the latter. His design was of a sleek 11-storey tower. Rule Wynn and Rule submitted the design to the city for consideration, but it was ruled out by council as too expensive.

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