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News (Calgary): Transformation Expansion Design Renderings – Arts Commons

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News (Calgary): Transformation Expansion Design Renderings – Arts Commons

Arts Commons – alongside our partners at Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) and The City of Calgary – revealed design renderings for the Arts Commons Transformation expansion project. The design team of KPMB Architects, Hindle Architects, and Tawaw Architecture Collective have delivered a new performing arts space that is “‘of and for Calgary’ – a place where everyone is welcome.”

The three-story, 162,000 square-foot building is inspired by the concept of a lodge: curved forms, natural materials and light, and a fluid connection to Olympic Plaza are all key to a space imbued with the design spirit of invitation and storytelling.

“This city has never failed to impress me with its fearless hopes for the future. Today, we don’t just reveal a stunning new design—we come together to celebrate the fact that the largest arts-focused infrastructure project currently underway in Canada is truly and uniquely Calgarian. Together with the transformation of Olympic Plaza, which is being reimagined as an integral part of the Arts Commons campus, the Arts Commons Transformation is a vital pillar for revitalization in the downtown core and a timely response to the city’s swelling demand for flexible, accessible arts and culture venues that support diverse and relevant programming,” says Arts Commons President & CEO Alex Sarian.

“Today is a reminder of Calgary’s vision of a city that’s not only bold, but holds community and culture at its core. We are thrilled to share this world-class design with Calgarians as we take a giant leap forward in realizing our vision for a cultural and civic campus in the heart of our downtown.”

See how ACT is dramatically transforming Calgary’s creative future, and learn more about this thrilling new building breaking ground in late 2024, at the link below.

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