Three months since our last update, and progress at the site of Concord Pacific'The Concord has been moving along well, the glazing and cladding work now spanning almost the entirety of the structure. While the tower's progress has been humming along, the most eye-catching part of the development has been in regards to the significant public realm improvements that have been transforming the Eau Claire riverfront. 

The Concord, tower and public realm improvement, image by Forum contributor Spring2008

Viewed above and below, the naturalization of the Bow River flood plain and downtown riverfront has been paired with the installation of patterned pavers and cement-framed gardens, all of which has been designed for a harmonious mix of form and function. 

Public realm improvement, image by Forum contributor Spring2008

Designed by Arthur Erickson and Nick Milkovich Architects, The Concord's staggered massing allows for maximum sight lines from every balcony, the heavy use of glass curtain wall to amplify the availability of natural light. To be built in two phases, including the current 14-storey tower, and a future 17-storey tower, The Concord is but the latest condo development to grace Eau Claire in recent years. 

The Concord, side profile, image by Forum contributor dazzlingdave88

Once complete, phase one will deliver 218 units to the neighbourhood for an approximate total of 300 new residents. Well-located close to downtown and the riverfront, The Concord will be a popular destination for urbanites looking for a connection to nature. 

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:  Arthur Erickson, Concord Pacific, Nick Milkovich Architects