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  1. IceCreamMan

    RNDSQR Block | 45m | 12s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    Me too, I would sign in a heartbeat. This is game changing project for Inglewood, and would add to the character of the street and the Inglewood experience. NIMBYers are just afraid of change, always have been. There needs to be public support shown for this project.
  2. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | BMO Centre Expansion | ?m | ?s | CMLC

    You'll want to keep an eye on the 17th Avenue LRT Station as well, its redevelopment is going to be interesting alongside the convention centre.
  3. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    I like the form of the towers, very distinct; the podium though, blech. My guess is the client value engineered the shit out of this thing. The least they could have done with that hideous, monolithic podium is wrap it some type of glass curtain wall (like West Block in Edmonton). Hell, I even...
  4. IceCreamMan

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Well since that cat is out of the bag, yes, that's the design team. Not who I would have wanted, either, but oh well. The rumoured teams of Rossetti / Populous, or BIG / AECOM would have been more my preference.
  5. IceCreamMan

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Rumour has it the arena design team has been picked. I'll post more info when I have a more 100% accurate answer as to who it is.
  6. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | First Canadian Centre East Tower | ?m | 28s | GWL | NORR

    Oh man.... that would be a fun thread. I've seen a bajillion concepts over the years that never became public. I'll tell you this, some of them would be architectural masterpieces in this province. The problem is getting access to them, which requires have special permission from the design...
  7. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | First Canadian Centre East Tower | ?m | 28s | GWL | NORR

    I worked with the design firm on that FCC Phase II when that concept first came out in like 2006. Ah, memories.
  8. IceCreamMan

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Just an observation here, but some of the design teams pursuing the new arena are awesome. Can't give more than that at the moment, but whoever ends up being the successful proponent, Calgary's likely gonna get a gem.
  9. IceCreamMan

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    They could even put forward a unique value proposition if they are also awarded this project... design synergies and potential savings between the two projects, etc. Who knows.
  10. IceCreamMan

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Some fun news - CMLC's Calgary Event Centre RFP for Prime Design Consultant Services came out today.
  11. IceCreamMan

    RNDSQR Block | 45m | 12s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    This is outstanding. If / when built, this becomes the instant landmark in Inglewood.
  12. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | Beacon | ?m | 2s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    I love this project. I live a couple blocks away, and I make sure I slow down to stare at this building every time I drive by (I'm sure at the annoyance of people behind me). What an absolute treat of a commercial building to have in this area. I hope more design / construction quality of this...
  13. IceCreamMan

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Just a fun tidbit, the 2019 Mayor's Urban Design Awards are now happening, and there's a People's Choice category; you can vote on your favourite submitted project. It's a chance to see lots of stuff that is conceptual / un-built still, and is a chance to see stuff that hasn't really been...
  14. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | The Giordano | 18m | 5s | Brava Developments | Casola Koppe

    It is, I live in it :D Shaganappi LRT Station really would be a great place to develop around. I know there's a few other interesting buildings planned for around there, so it's definitely got some solid potential. Very close to downtown too, and great public transit access.
  15. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | Courtyard 33 | 21.64m | 6s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    I was going to buy into this, almost pulled the trigger, but just got cold feet last minute given the construction and completion timeframe.
  16. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | COCO | 14.93m | 4s | Sarina Homes

    Regarding the inner city amenities void, there is a large need for a public recreation centre to be built in the West Village. That area is underserved for fitness and recreation opportunities and has the potential to reach many neighborhoods in all directions. Obviously the fieldhouse is no...
  17. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | Irvine | 23.47m | 6s | Torode | NORR

    These Torode projects are turning this high-value intersection into a hideous eyesore. ?
  18. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | BMO Centre Expansion | ?m | ?s | CMLC

    Funny enough, Populous wasn't involved with that early concept. That was Gibbs Gage / TVA.
  19. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | BMO Centre Expansion | ?m | ?s | CMLC

    CMLC and Calgary Stampede Announce Project Team to Lead BMO Centre Expansion https://www.calgarymlc.ca/news-full/2019/5/22/cmlc-and-calgary-stampede-announce-project-team-to-lead-bmo-centre-expansion Populous, Stantec and S2 is the design team. Populous has done a ton of convention centres, so...
  20. IceCreamMan

    Calgary | Underwood Tower | 99.06m | 31s | Western Securities | Zeidler BKDI

    I hope this type of street presence / design environment + creativity expands south, east and west, including with more active and engage retail and destination typologies. I agree - 1st is one of my favourite streets in the city now. More of this everywhere, I say!

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