Four months since our exclusive first look at The Wedge - an 11-storey proposal designed by Holo-Blok and ACI Architects slated for a Jasper Avenue lot that is just 7½ metres wide - and the project has been slicing its way through the approvals process, having received its Development Permit last month.
The project was originally green-lit by the Edmonton Design Committee in November last year, which provided only a few suggestions for improvement. Response to one of the committee's recommendations - to "explore opportunities to create a consistent, continuous wedge expression throughout the full height of the building" - can be seen in the latest rendering above, where the balconies have been narrowed to better fulfill the wedge concept.
New interior renders (above and below) show efficient layouts within the highly constrained width of the building. An efficient use of space has been set in place, including the use of exposed cement ceilings to give the illusion of extra height.
Brendan Lawlor, a representative for Holo-Blok, indicated that the project is slated to begin this spring, with completion in just 10-12 months after that.
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