Sick and tired of the current 'development recipe' utilized in Calgary for multi-family residential projects, our client asked us to examine if we were able to prove that a more considered, more contextual, and more architecturally focused development could be economically viable. The context of the site is what would be considered 'historic' for Calgary, and specific material and massing cues were taken from the surrounding community itself. The development features a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedroom units all of which feature contained balconies which help the building maintain curb appeal and bolster inherent contextual value.
The project included a full financial feasibility study and development management strategy.
- Date : 2013-2014
- Size : 25,000 - 40,000 sqft
- Status : Feasibility Study
- Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Atypical for the Better
309 boasts an atypically massed front elevation - providing both expansive glazing and internalized balconies which help to reduce the mass of the building at street level.