Grandin Tower 2 | 113.99m | 36s | Westrich Pacific | Chris Dikeakos

What do you think of this project?

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11206 100 Ave.

Previously a city land sale:

My notes from EDC:
  • Looks like The View
  • 88m
  • 28s
  • FAR 12.9
  • 700m2 floorplate
  • 210 units
  • 150 bike parking spaces
  • Car share stall
  • Typical floor has 8 units
  • Two townhouse units on 112 Street
  • Two retail CRUs on 100 Ave
  • 3 bedroom units on upper three floors and townhouses
  • 6 below grade parking levels
  • Parking access concealed with green trellis
  • Masonry on podium
  • Townhouse and retail podium
  • Tower entry on southeast corner
  • Amenity space on the north (but will be in shadow basically all the time)
  • Almost no stepbacks of tower from podium, except townhouses which step out a bit
Honestly Westrich is getting kind of lazy and unimaginative with these proposals.
^ I agree, not liking what they are proposing. Podium is OK, tower massing good, but looks odd.
I disagree -- has a nice rhythm both vertically and horizontally... much better delineation than most proposed highrise residential developments for Edmonton.
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To me it looks kinda bad, but that is probably just because the windows in that render are grey and aren't shiny. I'll reserve my judgement until we see a higher quality render.

Based on what is shown in the rendering, it doesn't look too bad, although it is a tad ackward looking. I will also wait for better renderings before I cast a judgement on this.
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I don't mind it. It could be better and it could be worse as well. I like what they were trying to do with the glass but i think it needs a little more than just the one chunk.
It will really depend on how much of a difference of colour there is between that curtain wall and the other windows for me. In the render, it still looks incredibly awkward - it reminds me of the Icons. If they distributed the contrast across the whole building, it would be fine, but it looks like two different designs mashed together.