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Slated for delivery in the spring of 2019, neo-brutalist GROW is a four-storey, 20-unit condo development to be located in Calgary’s Bankview neighbourhood. Channelling earlier brutalist masters, the architects at MoDA have specified a wood-frame structure and untreated-cedar-plank envelope for the building. Once it’s built, these materials will masquerade as monumental concrete formwork and – as the ribbed cedar cladding weathers – a waffle-slab facade. The extensive landscaping planned (including green walls along the communal outdoor walkways and urban-agriculture plots for each unit) is also a latter-day embodiment of Moshe Safdie’s motto regarding medium density: “For everyone, a garden.”

Project: GROW Location: Calgary, Canada Firm: Modern Office of Design + Architecture (MoDA), Canada

Team: Dustin Couzens, Ben Klumper and Nicholas Tam with Hilmer Collado, John Ferguson, Paul Mowat, Kevin Vig, Danny Wolsey and developer Alkarim Devani

GROW

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