Steps Bridgeland | 18m | 6s | Centurion | Sturgess

General rating of the project

  • Great

    Votes: 12 36.4%
  • Very Good

    Votes: 16 48.5%
  • Good

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • So So

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not Very Good

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • Terrible

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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UrbanWarrior

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That’s too bad. Considerably less excited for this one. At least it is finally being finished and will help complete the bridges. Will probably blend in with every other building. It won’t be the center piece building anymore that I thought it was going to be. I think Dominion will be the crown jewel of Bridgeland (at least I hope it is).
 

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Not that the cladding is great, but having the design element of the single protruding boxed in balconies removed really kills it for me. Value engineering at its finest.
 

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Looks decent, but quite a disappointment over the original design.

Yes, stone is stone and brick is brick. One is a natural material and one is man made. Even though both are technically masonry each one provides a completely different aesthetic and within different architectural languages are not interchangeable. I’m not complaining one bit though. I prefer brick in all multi-family situations over stone with only the caveat that it depletes stampitecture.

Just a note, as we heard there had been a few changes for this attempt and the change to brick is obviously one of them. It also implies that there’s a change to the top floors as the light/dark scheme may now be reversed. Hopefully it’s not all dark.
Most developments these days use a manufactured stone, rarely real stone. Manufactured stone is garbage though, no mechanical fastening to the building behind, just a mortar bed like tile. That leads to situations where moisture can get behind the "stone" and cause it to pop off.
 

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Looks decent, but quite a disappointment over the original design.

Most developments these days use a manufactured stone, rarely real stone. Manufactured stone is garbage though, no mechanical fastening to the building behind, just a mortar bed like tile. That leads to situations where moisture can get behind the "stone" and cause it to pop off.
I can't wait to see how poor the new channel mount masonry product looks after a few years, if that.

If you haven't seen any yet, a plastic slat wall gets screwed to the exterior and then the concrete/brick tiles slot into the slat wall. They're spaced and morter is piped in. Then there's a cheap plastic expansion edging that surrounds the whole area. There's two installations of this type going on in Sunnyside right now. A brick format on the western lift station development and a concrete ‘stone’ tile on the small townhouse development at 7th St & 4th Avenue NW.

It seems 'innovative' at first glance but it's just an attempt to create a cheap product that sells well because it gives the appearance of a high end finish upon installation. I can't see how it remains stable enough to keep the mortar from cracking. Once that starts to happen...
 
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This might be a dumb question but does Scott Construction have any links to the Scott brothers that are HGTV celebrities? I believe they are originally from Calgary.
 

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