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THE CORE
architecture

CALGARY, ALBERTA

client 20 Vic Management
status Completed 2011
scope Architecture, Master Planning, Interiors

Located in the heart of Calgary’s central business district, the CORE is a large-scale urban renewal project that unites three disjointed properties into a single multi-use retail complex. Featuring fully renovated high-street retail interiors and North America’s largest frameless glass roof, the mall offers a bright, airy, promenade-inspired shopping experience that feels seamlessly connected to the urban environment outside.

Reconfigured escalators and enlarged floor openings throughout the mall improve circulation and create visual connections, while the frameless glass balustrades improve sightlines, increasing the visibility of retailers on all levels. A key part of the renewal project is the renovation of Devonian Gardens, a 2.5-acre indoor public botanical garden. Two new undulating green living walls act as a natural transition between the Gardens and the expanded food court.

awards
2012 - International Property Award for Best Commercial Renovation / Redevelopment in Canada / North America / World
2012 - ICSC Maple Leaf Gold Award for Design & Development Excellence
2012 - Grand SADI Award for Superior Achievement in Design and Imaging for Renovated or Expanded Enclosed Center