Eighth Avenue Place
Eighth Avenue Place, Canada’s first and North America’s second LEED-CS Platinum high-rise, covers nearly an entire city block in downtown Calgary, a growing and increasingly cosmopolitan city. Phase One, completed in 2011, comprises the fifty-story Southeast Tower on a two-level podium with a winter garden, shops, restaurants, and parking. The Phase Two thirty-nine-story Northwest Tower was completed in 2014. The winter garden serves as a venue for both formal functions and as a year-round sun-filled public gathering space where tenants and the public can dine, socialize, and relax. The angled planes and sloping surfaces of the design evoke the Rocky Mountains that form the backdrop for Calgary’s skyline. The two towers’ diagonal juxtaposition and asymmetry also take inspiration from Canada’s rugged natural environment.