Cladding has continued to rise at a healthy pace at the site of Cidex Group's Hat at Five Corners since the time of our last update in May. The 24-storey residential high-rise development at the apex of Edmonton's Five Corners (Jasper Ave, 102 Ave NW, 95 St NW) will soon be home to more than 250 residents spread across 199 units. 

Hat at Five Corners, tower cladding nearly complete, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

Designed by NORR Architects, Hat at Five Corners has been clad in a two-tone glass spandrel arrangement that includes a black base for the tower, above which the majority of floors have been faced in white. As for the three-storey podium base, the bottom of the development will include a sizeable amount of street-facing retail. 

Hat at Five Corners, urban context view, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

It is the hope of the developer - and likely of future residents - that the project will be a boon to the local streetscape, and that Hat at Five Corners will spur on further development within this oft overlooked segment of the downtown core. Moreover, the remaking of the Five Corners intersection will be a good start, the injection of people and shiny new storefronts to set a new pace for the neighbourhood. 

Hat at Five Corners, as it will appear upon completion, image via Cidex Group

Once complete, Hat at Five Corners will be a pioneer of sorts, the project to help spread the rapid growth of the downtown core outwards into this as of yet relatively uncharted territory. 

SkyrsieEdmonton 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. 

Related Companies:  Cidex Group, NORR Architects