Calgary

The Hat | 88m | 28s | Cidex Group | NORR

General rating of the project

  • Great

    Votes: 2 4.5%
  • Good

    Votes: 14 31.8%
  • So So

    Votes: 15 34.1%
  • Not Very Good

    Votes: 9 20.5%
  • Terrible

    Votes: 4 9.1%

  • Total voters
    44

GoVertical

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It doesn't though, at all. The render has two vertical lines of glass separated by a centre line of spandrel on each of the extruded sections on the west face. At least we are getting what was rendered for the north face which is very stark and dark lines of glass broken by the hideous white spandrel, not nearly as bad as the east and west faces though.

If you think this looks like the render, probably look back at the render. :p Cidex should be fined for this crap.
That's what I meant Chad, I'm as disappointed as you are. I feel like this project is definitely turning out to be underwhelming, especially if it's going to be so prominent
 
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haltcatchfire

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Ugh, is it too late to return this one for a refund?

Only blessing is it’s not on a more prominent lot.

Once those units are occupied and the few windows there are have blinds closed this will be one solid monotone whiteish mass.
 

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One unfortunate downside to rental towers is the owners aren't usually trying to sell the building's exterior looks.
I don't know this for sure and maybe someone more knowledgeable can answer, but the spandrel portion is probably more energy efficient than vision glass, which would be the reason a rental tower would have a lot of spandrel.
 

UrbanWarrior

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I actually don't mind the stark vertical lines on the north face.

IMG_6238.JPG
 

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Oddball

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I've largely been avoiding this thread. Man does this thing ever look like it was helicoptered in from 2010 Vancouver. There are worst things I suppose, but as those old brick condos on the west end of the Beltline are to the 70s and 80s so will this design be to the 2010s. It's bland and maybe it's only saving grace is that there aren't really that many like it in this city.
 

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Excuse the ignorance... what is it that is so unattractive about this. I realize it’s straight out of Coal Harbour or False Creek in Vancouver.
I personally don’t dislike it. It’s different than most buildings in Calgary and that’s good
 

UrbanRED

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What the genuine F Cidex. I knew Cidex was a garbage developer (made the unfortunate mistake of living in one of the Aura towers for a year...) but this is just absolutely atrocious.
 

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