A changing and creative vision of a car park, and beyond, by 5468796 Architecture and Kasian Architecture

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Project team
5468796 Team Leaders.- Johanna Hurme, Sasa Radulovic.
Kasian Team Leaders.- Joanne Sparkes, Katherine Robinson.
Collaborators
Mechanical + Electrical Engineer.- Smith + Andersen.
Structural.- Entuitive Consulting Engineers.
Civil Engineer.- Aplin Martin Consultants.
Landscape Architect.- Scatliff Miller Murray.
Accessibility Consultant.- Level Playing Field.
Interior Designer.- 5468796 Architecture.
Client
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and Calgary Parking Authority.
Builder
EllisDon Construction and Building Services.
Area
Parkade.- 26,477.36 m².
Innovation Center.- 4,645.15 m².
Budget
€72.55 mill. ($80 mill).
Dates
Completion.- Winter 2022.
Location
399 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R6, Canada.
Manufacturers
Fireproofing/Stopping.-AB Applicators Ltd.
Paving + Groudnworks.- Alsa Road Construction Ltd.
Fall protection.- Atlas Anchor Systems (B.C.) Ltd.
Structural modification + Floor leveling.- Burton General Contracting Ltd.
Intumescent paint.- Calibre Coatings Ltd.
Hardware.- CP Distributors Ltd.
Doors.- Creative Door Services Ltd.
Hvac.- Crosstown Heating and Ventilating (Calgary) Ltd.
Electrical.- Custom Electric Ltd.
Miscellaneous metals.- Dura Stainless & Sheet Metal Mfg. Ltd.
Waterproofing.- Durwest Construction Systems (Alberta) Ltd.
Construction manager + concrete.- EllisDon Construction Services Inc.
Power supply.- Enmax Power Corporation.
Glazing.- Ferguson Corporation.
Cladding  + Roofing.-  Flynn Canada Ltd.
Drywall.- Geba Interiors Ltd.
Concrete reinforcement.- Harris Rebar d/o Harris Steel ULC.
Shoring.- HCM Contractors Inc.
Custom aluminum shroud.- Heavy Industries Theming Corp.
Masonry.- IB Jensen Masonry Ltd.
Excavation.- Ironclad Earthworks Ltd.
Landscaping.- Landform Inc.
Truss production.- LCL-Bridge Products Technology Inc.
Chainlink guardrails.- Lynx Brand Fence Products Alta. Ltd.
Elevators.- Otis Canada Inc.
Water utilities.- Peak Contracting Services Inc.
Traffic coating.- Place-Crete Systems L.P.
Miscellaneous metals.- Premsteel Fabricators Inc.
Bleachers/skafolding structure.- Reggin Industries Inc.
Flooring.- RGO Flooring Ltd.
Mechanical.- Strathcona Mechanical Limited.
Steel trusses fabrication.- Supermetal Structures Inc.
Insulation +.- Thermal Systems KWC Ltd.
Sprinklers + Fire suppression.- Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Canada, Inc.
Paint.- Van Mason Coatings Ltd.
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Don Kasian. Kasian

Kasian is a Canadian studio of architecture, designers and planners, led by Don Kasian. They champion people and apply design solutions that enhance lives and create a deeper connection between people and place. With an insatiable curiosity about the world, he harnesses his in-between thinking to make the invisible visible.

They operate globally from offices across Canada and partner with clients who are visionary, passionate and fearless; together they achieve results that make a difference for entire communities.

Canada 5468796 Architecture

When Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture were highly commended in the 2010 AR Awards for Emerging Architecture for the OMS Stage they flew their whole team to Europe for the prize giving. The Canadian posse was 12 strong, including the project developer, and together they rented a house and ‘made London home’ for a few days. It was their first taste of international recognition, just three-and-a-half years into their careers, and was significant not only for them but also for the community of local start-up practices that have emerged in Winnipeg in recent years. Stuck in the middle of Canada, Winnipeg is, by their own admission, a remote and conservative place, where it is difficult to convince people of the value of architecture and design. Now, however, a clutch of 10 or so new practices are challenging the status quo, and helping to revive the Modernist legacy established by the disciples of Wright, Mies and Gropius who came to the region in the ’60s and ’70s to help make the Department of Architecture at the University of Manitoba one of the strongest Modernist schools in Canada. As practice founder Sasa Radulovic says, however, ‘over the last 20 or so years, the scene has been relatively stale’, so sensing a renaissance in the offing, in everything they do − from practice teaching to public engagement − they seek to raise the profile of architecture.

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