Topped off and almost completely clad, the modularly constructed ALT Hotel, designed by LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture for Germain, has quickly become one of the most exciting, innovative additions to the East Village since the construction of the New Central Library

Modularly constructed ALT Hotel nearing completion, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior

Constructed from a collection of pre-built blocks, the ALT Hotel has been a local favourite among urban enthusiasts, the modular method of construction still a rarity in most cities. Having reached its full, 11-storey height, the soon to be completed 155-room hotel has been given a distinct exterior aesthetic owing to its rigid, grid-patterned glazing system. 

ALT Hotel's signature grid patterned windows, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior 

Viewed above and below, ALT Hote's distinctive grid-patterned windows are a dead give away to the structure's LEGO-esque construction method, those in the know able to easily pick out each individual "brick."

Close-up view of podium level, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior

Down at ground level, the bulk of ALT Hotel rests upon a multi-storey podium, which will soon be home to the lobby, retail space, meeting rooms, and other common areas open to guests and visitors. 

SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.

Related Companies:  Groupe Germain, Homes by Avi, LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design