It's been a while since we last caught up with Gracorp's  Rhapsody in Calgary's University District. The last write up for the project came just over 7 months ago, back in July of 2019, when at the time Rhapsody's west side of the structure had topped off, and the east side of the structure was beginning to rise. 

In the time since then, the NORR designed project has seen steady growth with the east side structure topping off and cladding installation commencing. Recent photos show the building has a number of various materials installed and the look of the building is taking shape.

Image by Forum Member Surrealplaces

Materials on the lower level are mostly masonry finishes, with a couple of different styles of brick, along with a grey stone finish. The upper five residential floors are being finished with beige, taupe and burgundy composite panels. The central entrance for the residential portion has a the storey glass covered lobby area. Most of the windows are installed, and with spring coming up work with progress a little quicker as Rhapsody enters the home stretch of its project run.

Rendering of project, image via Gracorp

Located right in the heart of the fast evolving University District, Rhapsody's residential units will sit atop retail located in the base of the building, with tenants including a Save-On-Foods grocery store and an Analog Coffee outlet. In addition to retail at the base of the building, there will be retail across the street, located in August, as well in Block23, a retail complex that will be adjacent to Rhapsody on its east side.

Image by Forum Member Surrealplaces

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

Related Companies:  NORR Architects & Engineers Limited