September 2, 2014
by Canadian Architect
Stantec and the Edmonton Arena District, a development joint venture between Katz Group and WAM Development Group, unveiled the design for Edmonton’s tallest tower on the corner of 102 Street and 103 Avenue with Stantec as the anchor tenant.
The new 62-storey (224-metre) mixed-use tower will consolidate more than 1,700 Stantec employees into one iconic location at the epicentre of Edmonton’s downtown revitalization. It will be the tallest tower in Edmonton, bordering the public plaza outside Rogers Arena, and serving as a beacon for the Edmonton Arena District.
“We are proud to have both our people and our designer’s work play a role in enhancing the vibrancy of the Edmonton Arena District,” said Bob Gomes, president and CEO of Stantec. “Stantec, WAM Development Group, and Katz Group have deep roots in this city, and it’s exciting to see the creativity of our companies come together to contribute to the revitalization of our downtown community.”
Stantec is providing full architecture and engineering services for the new tower, and will be leasing 450,000 of the 600,000 square feet of commercial space. The tower’s design is comprised of 26 floors of office space and 320 residential suites. The tower’s energy-efficient design will target LEED® Gold certification. The design team is working to combine the structure and light to transmit the energy of the vibrant plaza upwards, creating a distinctive landmark for Edmonton’s skyline.
“This new building will revolutionize the downtown landscape in Edmonton and will set expectations for future buildings in the city,” said Darren Durstling, President and CEO of WAM Development Group. “This tower is being designed, engineered and project managed entirely by Stantec, showcasing their vast capabilities and experience.”
Construction will begin this fall, with completion expected in the summer of 2018.
The Edmonton Arena District (EAD) will be a world-class destination, developed by a joint venture between Katz Group and WAM Development Group. The EAD will offer Edmontonians and visitors from around the world, a place to live, work and play. Anchored by a public plaza and the Rogers Place Arena, the EAD will house an upscale hotel, two office towers, condominiums and rental apartments. As well, the urban village will offer a variety of eateries, retail options including boutique shops, a grocery, pharmacy, and year-round entertainment and attractions. The EAD will be a dynamic, mixed-use urban destination that is true to Edmonton’s character and unlike anything in North America.
tallest tower for edmonton proposed by stantec