Location
  • Edmonton, AB
Client
  • First Capital Realty
Completion
2017
Size
  • 27,871 sq m
  • 300,000 sq ft
Sustainability
  • LEED® Silver certified
Collaborators
  • Bunt & Associates Engineering
  • Chandos Construction
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services, Ltd.
  • KFR Engineering
  • Protostatix Engineering Consultants
  • SMP Engineering
  • Synergy Projects Ltd
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
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Historic styles host contemporary shops and restaurants in one of Edmonton's trendiest new spots. This mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development brings renewed vitality to this significant semi-urban location with retail opportunities, commercial offices, and residential uses, while strengthening important links through the site to surrounding precincts and their associated amenities. Strategic use of landscaping and street furniture with pedestrian scale lighting ensure passersby are tempted to stay awhile.
edmonton brewery district design dialog historic drawings

Point of Interest 01

Part of the fun of the project was the connection to some of Edmonton's earliest designers from the 19th century past. The contemporary site design was inspired by the original concept of the Molson building.

edmonton brewery district design dialog aerial rendering

Point of Interest 02

The overall design concept builds on the inherent qualities of the historic buildings to create a ‘developed over time’ character, while looking towards the future as a transit-oriented development.

edmonton brewery district design dialog sidewalk

Point of Interest 03

Pedestrians were prioritized in the design, with the knowledge that a future LRT will connect to the Brewery District along the south edge. Extra wide sidewalks, street furniture, outdoor music, landscaping, and lighting come together to encourage patrons to walk between businesses and sit outdoors.

edmonton brewery district design dialog exterior5

Point of Interest 04

Sustainability was a priority from the very beginning. An erosion and sedimentation control plan was designed and implemented. Potable water use for irrigation is reduced by over 50%, using high efficiency technology and drought tolerant plants. 88% of construction waste was diverted from landfill during construction.

edmonton brewery district design dialog exterior4

Point of Interest 05

Developing retail centers in Edmonton has traditionally required expansive parking lots to maintain the minimum parking ratios retailers typically ask for. Given the constraints of this urban site, as well as a desire of both the community and the developer to increase density, a massive 6-acre underground parkade was built. It houses two thirds of the District's available parking.

Awards

2019 Award of Excellence in Commercial Buildings, Alberta Masonry Design Awards

2018 Silver – New Development, ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards

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