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The Vento, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Posted by ewanvfe on 21/04/2008


A small-scale project incorporates a broad variety of sustainable design strategies, earning the first LEED Platinum certification for a multi-family residential project in North America.
The Vento is a three-storey, mixed-use urban infill project located in Calgary, Alberta, whose hot dry summers, cold dry winters, and year-round sunshine significantly informed the building’s design, massing, suite layouts, and sustainable design elements. The Vento’s program includes: ground floor retail shops that front onto an existing street that serves as the commercial heart of the neighbourhood; 20 two-storey townhouse suites that are situated above the retail space; and two additional affordable suites located at grade and owned and operated by the City of Calgary. The first phase of a redevelopment of a former inner-city site, The Vento is located in an older single-family neighbourhood, which prompted careful consideration of the project’s massing, articulation, material palette, and relationship to the public realm. The design team incorporated an extensive variety of sustainable design strategies, earning The Vento Residences (the residential component of the development) North America’s first LEED Platinum certification for a multi-family residential project.

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