9th Avenue Parkade & Innovation Centre

Firm LocationWinnipeg, Canada
Project locationCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Company5468796 Architecture
Design Team5468796 Architecture & Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning

As dependence on car ownership is challenged by the growth of ride sharing services, industry-related projects must optimize their elasticity for future programming. The brief required a 510-stall garage that could support future conversion into office, light industrial, or residential. A hard-won decision to design for mixed-use meant a 2-storey innovation centre could be included. An integral addition, this was combined with a pedestrian-forward design in a parking-heavy programme, serving to animate the street and ultimately act as an economic and civic catalyst within the cultural district