After hitting grade back in AprilConcord Pacific's residential development in Eau Claire has begun establishing a presence in the community, as successive jagged floor plates continue their vertical assembly. A soaring red tower crane guides the growth of the 14-storey west tower for now, with above-grade work on the 17-storey east tower to commence at a to-be-determined date.

A rendering of the development, image via Concord Pacific

To eventually produce a total of 218 units, The Concord will include a variety of floor plans, including villas, premium suites, private residences, and estate homes. One such north-facing plan offers nearly 5,000 square feet of space, with over 1,600 square feet of that area stretching outdoors, a function of the building's staggered massing.

The Concord takes its place in Calgary's modern skyline, image by Forum contributor Da_Master

Nick Milkovich, a student of the late Arthur Erickson at the University of British Columbia, started his own firm in 1991. He formulated a long and fruitful working relationship with his mentor and the two shortly thereafter became close business colleagues. Together, they have brought their combined architectural pedigree to The Concord, which features a heavily glazed exterior, rooftop greenery, and balconies that play along with the irregular geometry of the building.

The west tower is the first of the two buildings to rise, image by Forum contributor Da_Master

Judging by the current height of the concrete structure, onlookers shouldn't have to wait too long before the first pieces of glazing arrive on the site. Its crystalline appearance an integral facet to the design, the quality of the cladding will likely make or break the execution of the project, which occupies a prominent spot just south of the Peace Bridge.

Construction on the west tower has been swift so far, image by Forum contributor Da_Master

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