GROW reconsiders the stagnant multi-family typology proliferating much of Calgary’s residential market. Formally, the building builds upon Bankview’s hilly topography, as well as its diverse demographic and community oriented lifestyle.
Capitalizing on nearly 20 feet of elevation change from the SE corner of the site to the NW corner of the site, the parkade resides at grade pushing the rear units of the building up, resulting in a terracing effect that helps to democratize both light and views for most of the units.
Building upon this, the requisite landscape requirements and amenity spaces intertwine into a vibrant socialscape that encourages spontaneous interactions amongst the building’s inhabitants and fosters opportunities for communal gardening, walking the dog, or just getting a breath of fresh air.
Celebrating the fact that the building challenges the typical four-storey box by incorporating 3 ‘topographic bars’, the building’s material palette accentuates this condition by alternating between weathered cedar and vertical metal siding.
Love gardening but can’t because you live in an apartment? That has all changed at GROW in Bankview. Our multiple AWARD winning building design incorporates sloped roofs topped with individualized farm plots.
These plots will be used to grow assorted green vegetables, fruits and anything else harvested at various times throughout the year. This plot will be yours to customize throughout your tenancy.
YYC Growers will be your official support hand from start to finish.
Own a vegetable plot now and experience “roof top gardening” at a hole new level.