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6 May 2017

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St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary
Design: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture with Civitas, Inc.
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St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary
The redesign of St Patrick’s Island is the centerpiece of an ambitious redevelopment strategy for Calgary’s East Village. Charged with transforming a neglected urban island into an engaging park, we drew on the ecological history of the island for inspiration to increase its biodiversity and create a “living island.”

Calgary New Central Library – 5 Nov 2013
Design: DIALOG + Snøhetta
New Central Library Calgary
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The current Central Library was built in two phases in 1963 and 1974, when the population of Calgary was less than 400,000. Now, nearly 50 years later, the building is stretched beyond capacity to support the growing operations of the Calgary Public Library. As the New Central Library renews its commitment to community service and enrichment in its second century, it welcomes all Calgarians to a physical and virtual space that’s friendly, trusted and non-commercial.

TELUS Sky Tower
Design: BIG
TELUS Sky Tower Calgary
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TELUS Sky Tower – 10 Jul 2013
Just in time for the Calgary Stampede, BIG presented its design for a new architectural landmark for one of Canada’s leading telecommunication companies TELUS in Calgary’s downtown core. The 750,000 sqft tower creates a dynamic community by blending urban living and working seamlessly.

The Bow, Calgary’s tallest tower – EnCana and Cenovus Headquarters, Alberta, Canada
Design: Foster + Partners with Zeidler Partnership
The Bow Calgary
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The Bow Calgary – 6 Jun 2013
This headquarters tower is the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto. The architecture is like an inverted Swiss Re tower, the logic to the form is robust: the building faces south, curving towards the sun to take advantage of daylight and heat, maximising views o the Rocky Mountains. By turning the convex facade into the prevailing wind, the structural loading is minimised, reducing the amount of steel needed. Clever building.

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Calgary Bridge Design Contest
Design: SPF:architects
Calgary Bridge Contest
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It was not our goal to create a geometric icon but rather too simply make a specific object for Calgary that also challenges the notion of what a bridge ought to be as a way of linking two parts of the city. In other words, the goal of Glide is to create links from the north and south banks the Bow River and St. Patrick’s Island using the notion of a public environment as the geometric generator for the bridge. The basic shape and form of the bridge is derived from an interpretation of the flow of water and wind around a fixed object.

Calgary Bridge Design Contest
Calgary Bridge
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Calgary Bridge Design Competition
St. Patrick’s Island is 30 acres of green space sitting in the Bow River, directly across from East Village and adjacent to St. George’s Island – home to the Calgary Zoo. St. Patrick’s Island is being envisioned as a major recreational asset for the entire city, and a readily accessible open space for adjacent neighbourhoods like downtown, East Village, Bridgeland and Inglewood.

East Village Masterplan
Design: Broadway Malyan
Calgary Masterplan
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Calgary East Village Masterplan
International planning and design consultancy Broadway Malyan has been appointed masterplanner for the regeneration of East Village in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Masterplan Vision for East Village is Broadway Malyan’s first Canadian project, covering 55 hectares of city centre land in the western province of Alberta. The Vision proposes a sustainable urban living community for up to 12,000 new residents, with a focus on the provision of new arts and cultural facilities.

Calgary National Music Centre Building
Design: Allied Works Architecture
Calgary National Music Centre Building
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Calgary National Music Centre Building + National Music Centre Calgary
The Cantos Music Foundation announce that Allied Works Architecture has been selected to design Cantos’ new National Music Centre at the King Eddy site in Calgary’s East Village. After an extensive worldwide search and impressive public presentations from five international architects, this highly anticipated announcement is a milestone event in the creation of Canada’s only National Music Centre.

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary
Design: LEMAYMICHAUD
Hôtel Le Germain Calgary
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Hôtel Le Germain Calgary Building
At Le Germain Calgary, the materials and interior design were selected to combine ease and comfort. “Our goal was to create a welcoming environment with a flash of innovation,” explains Viateur Michaud. The hotel’s exterior cladding of Prodema wood-laminate panels prefigures the warmth of the interiors, where wood is a dominant element. Beyond the impressive fenestration of the façade, the main entrance is a vibrant, active space where an immense glassed-in lounge open to the street takes up almost the entire lobby.

Peace Bridge
Design: Santiago Calatrava
Peace Bridge Calgary
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Peace Bridge Calgary
“The Peace Bridge is very different from all of the other bridges that Calatrava has designed. In a departure from the soaring vertical icons that he’s known for, Calatrava opted for a low single-span bridge, eliminating the need for support and cables and therefore meeting the city’s environmental protection laws pertaining to the Bow River.

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