The View has more windows and visual interest plus a less 'overcast grey' colour scheme than this one. I prefer the View to this. If CNIB retained the original design than I'd reverse my rank.Just love the jig-saw puzzle facade -- see now "the View" that's the way you do it (money for nothin'; get your chicks for free...)
I don't think this is entirely accurate. The envelope is still window wall - yes the glazing has shrunk, but the assembly has not changed. It is still window wall, not a stud wall & punched windows.Went back to the "cast my vote" and changed it from like a lot to neither like or dislike. I had voted for the original render and the change from curtain wall to punched windows has worsened the aesthetic appeal of the building in my opinion. No doubt the changes were related to the financial decisions to redesign for the rental market.
Bingo. It was always a window wall system, but they've increased the insulated panel area.I don't think this is entirely accurate. The envelope is still window wall - yes the glazing has shrunk, but the assembly has not changed. It is still window wall, not a stud wall & punched windows.
I suspect that a larger reason for the shrinkage in the windows was the new(ish) energy efficiency requirements in the national building code. It's much more difficult to build a glazing-intensive building and meet the requirements of the NECB. I believe these new requirements came into effect in 2019 in Alberta, so this building likely would've been one of the first big projects subject to the new minimum requirements.