Two months after our previous photo update, Concord Pacific's river-facing Eau Claire development has received its first panels of glazing. The Concord, designed by Arthur Erickson and Nick Milkovich Architects, signals a move away from the predominant point tower typology common in Canadian cities, instead opting for a design approach that maximizes views and light at the prominent riverfront site.

The Concord under construction, image by Forum contributor Da_Master

To eventually consist of a second 17-storey tower, the development's first phase focuses solely on executing the 14-storey west tower. A total of 218 units will be on offer here, including a multitude of floor plans, with one unit spanning almost 5,000 square feet of space. The staggered profile of the building is creating a unique silhouette on the Calgary skyline, while having the practical benefit of optimizing views for residents.

Curtain wall glazing, image by Forum contributor haltcatchfire

Recent images posted to our Forum by haltcatchfire show two glazing systems being put to use on the lowest level of the building so far. A highly reflective row of curtain wall panels mirrors the Peace Bridge in the photo above. The second image displays a window wall apparatus being installed, a more conventional — and less expensive — cladding selection among residential developers.

Window wall glazing, image by Forum contributor haltcatchfire

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Related Companies:  Arthur Erickson, Concord Pacific, Nick Milkovich Architects