M2 Mixed Building by nARCHITECTS

M2 Mixed Building

M2 Mixed BuildingAn innovative design for a new building in Calgary’s East Village by the New York City firm nARCHITECTS was announced at the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation. The zig-zagging building, provisionally named M2, will contain two restaurants on the ground floor, with offices and large terraces on upper floors.
M2 Mixed BuildingDesigned for Calgary developer XYC Design + Development on a prominent site fronting the Bow River’s stunning new pedestrian RiverWalk, the 17,000-20,000sf building will be a new icon on the Bow River for the East Village and Calgary at large. According to XYC Design + Development President Kate MacGregor, “M2 is a highly visible site, and even though it’s small, it will have a huge presence in East Village.
M2 Mixed BuildingIt will really be unlike any other space in the city, because of the exceptional contemporary design that nARCHITECTS, with local firm Riddell Kurczaba Architecture, have produced.” M2’s form emerges from its irregularly shaped lot and a need to comply with zoning requirements that limit the extent of shadow that can be cast on the adjacent RiverWalk.
M2 Mixed BuildingWhile the building’s zigzagging form initially emerged from a response to these regulations, the architect and client team see in it a great potential for a variety of civic connections between the building and the river due to the resultant large terraces. From River Walk, the building will appear to gently recede upwards from floor to floor, culminating in the sloping roof of the 4th    floor bulkhead.
M2 Mixed BuildingnARCHITECTS’ Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang are “excited to be designing our fi rst building in Canada, on such an engaging and challenging site in Calgary’s East Village, and for a visionary client.” Source by nARCHITECTS.
M2 Mixed BuildingLocation: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Architect: nARCHITECTS
nA Scope: Design Architect, with local AOR Riddell Kurczaba
Structural Engineer: Lex 3 Engineering, Inc.
Mech/Plumbing Engineer: Emans Smith Anderson Engineering
Civil Engineer: Richview Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Robertson & Associates Engineering
Area:~20,000sf tbd
Year: 2014
Client: XYC Design + Development

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