A month since our last update, and progress at the site of Infiniti by Brian Allsopp Architect has been moving along swiftly, the timber-frame, mid-rise, residential development now wrapped and ready for cladding. Located in Queen Mary Park at 117 St NW and 105 Ave NW, the planned 109 units will place up to 200 new residents within the heart of the historic neighbourhood, just a block north of the bustling 104 Ave NW corridor. 

Infiniti, under wraps, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Viewed above and below, the structure has been wrapped and is now ready for cladding. The facade has been visually broken into a series of vertical forms, each of which will be framed and colour blocked to create a sense of cohesion. 

Infiniti, ready for cladding, image by Forum contributor Daveography

The project is representative of the shifting demographics of Edmonton's inner city suburbs, the outward spread of density from downtown now beginning to make a serious impact on what was once a solidly low-density ring of homes surrounding the core. Infiniti continues this shift, the 104 Ave NW corridor home to the Oliver Square mall, which will be within close walking distance to residents, as will the busy bus route that shares the same east-west thoroughfare.  

Infiniti, as it will appear upon completion, image via Brian Allsopp Architect

Once complete, Infiniti will be clad in a mix of white, grey, black, and red spandrel, which will be colour blocked to create an interesting pattern, as seen in the rendering above. 

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.