Calgary Municipal Land Corporation approached FRAM to help them create a new community focused on its new riverfront park and the retained Simmons building – one of very few remaining examples of Calgary’s industrial past.
Designed together with Giannone Petricone Associates, the development consists of four city blocks in a mixed-use tower and podium format. A system of diagonal mews will be cut through the existing municipal grid of streets forming an intimate and fine grained pedestrian-oriented environment. These mews, unique to Calgary, offer picturesque routes through the area terminating in a spectacular new riverfront park and bridge across the Bow River.
The lower podium elements frame the streets in a mix of retail grade-related residential live work unit types. A series of upper-level terraces and green roofs provide outdoor amenity areas and temper the immediate micro-climate. A series of deftly sculpted towers provide views up and down the river while maintaining full sunlight onto the riverfront walk.
Client: FRAM Building Group
Location: Calgary, AB.
Year of Completion: 2015
Area: ± 200,000 ft²
Final Budget: ± $49.5 Million
Collaboration: MTa + RAW Design