- Project Type
- Urban Design
- Eau Claire Lands, Calgary, AB
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The client desired a high density residential development for the three and half acre site, with 340 residential units in three highrise towers, stacked townhouses and apartments.
Unique challenges included; achieving a high density while maximizing view potential from each unit and preserving privacy; integrating and linking the project’s open space with the riverfront park while maintaining the semi-private nature of the internal courtyards; and establishing a distinctive neighbourhood character.
The towers were aligned along Eau Claire Avenue to minimize shadowing of the riverfront park with the townhouses and apartments sited along the riverfront park presenting a lower massing to the public space. A palette of brick, stone, pre-cast concrete, slate, stucco and metal standing seam roofing were used on the exterior of various buildings creating a cohesive neighbourhood feel for the precinct.