2008 Prairie Design Awards (AAA, SAA, MAA) / Award of Excellence - Architecture
2007 Edmonton Urban Design Awards / Award of Excellence - Urban Architecture
City Market Affordable Housing
This project consists of 72 units of affordable housing built above an existing 1960’s exposed concrete structure. The ground floor is intended to be leased to retail or restaurant uses. A variety of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and loft units are included. Rent rates for the housing will be between 10% and 20% lower than market rate.
The residential units are supported by a Federal-Provincial grant and 15 units designed to be fully adapted for handicapped residents are supported by a City of Edmonton grant.
The new structure is steel frame with reinforced concrete floors poured into exposed metal pans.
• To provide high quality, affordable
housing that does not stigmatize the
transitional neighborhood by appearing
like sub-standard, low rent housing.
• To preserve the unique 1960’s concrete
structure (formerly the city market) and
the mature existing trees.
• To create an active streetscape with
commercial uses along 97th Street.
• To create an interesting street-front by
varying the building roofline, expressing
the steel structure and providing a few
highly visible interiors at the corners for
artist’s live/work studios.
• To promote sustainable design by
utilizing minimal exterior walls,
generous natural lighting, an efficient
fan coil system, fluorescent lighting
throughout and individual electric
metering for each unit.
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