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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.

Project Objectives

 

• 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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