West Block Mixed Use Transit Oriented Development
With residences, shopping, dining, and offices in one place, West Block offers a new way to live.
CLIENT In House - Beaverbook Communities
LOCATION Edmonton, AB
Working with the team at InHouse, GEC has developed a truly mixed-use development in the West Block; a place Edmontonians can live, play, and work. Together, we have designed an urban community that is unique to Edmonton, and will bring a new level of quality to its built environment. Located in the mature neighbourhood of Glenora, the West Block will reimagine a previously abandoned housing project into an all new transit oriented urban community. The design is focused around a south facing urban plaza that will create an active, vibrant, and sun filled space designed with our winter city in mind.
The first phase of the development includes 100 West Block, a 60 unit residential tower that features views of Edmonton’s downtown and river valley. To take advantage of the views, floor to ceiling glazing surrounds 100 West Block along with generous private terraces off of each unit. Over 9,300m2 of retail and commercial services are contained within 100 West Block’s podium and a new three storey professional building. The Phase 1 commercial development features an innovative timber structure that utilizes glue laminated beams and timber flooring. The commercial development’s warm wood interior and generous floor to floor heights create a modern loft space for discerning tenants. Once completed the West Block will house 500 new residential units across three tower and family oriented townhouses.
2016.10 - New House on the Block – the West Block