TELUS SKY TOWER

Calgary / Canada / 2021

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Downtown Calgary has developed as a typical North American city center with a cluster of corporate towers surrounded by a periphery of low-density surburban homes. The Telus Sky Tower creates a lively mixture of living and working at the intersection of lightrail and arterial roads in the heart of the center, creating a more varied and walkable city center for Calgary. It is designed to seamlessly accommodate the transformation from working to living as the tower takes off from the ground to reach the sky.


The large floor plates for workplaces recede to achieve the slender dimensions of residential floor depths. The texture of the façade in a similar fashion evolves from a smooth glass façade enclosing the work space to a three-dimensional composition of apartments and balconies. The resultant silhouette expresses the unification of the two programs in a single gesture – in rational straight lines composed to form a feminine figure.



Size in m2: 70725
Project type: Commission
Client: Westbank Projects Corp., Telus, Allied Development Corp.
Collaborators: BIG IDEAS, DIALOG, Integral Group, Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, LDMG Building Code Consultants, Gunn Consultants, Bunt & Associates Consulting Engineers, RSI Studio, Luxigon, BVDA Façade Engineering LTD, Morrison Hershfield
Location Text: Calgary, Canada
Location: (51.0518,-114.051)

Awards: 2020 CTBUH Award of Excellence Winner, 2021 CTBUH Award of Excellence Winner

PROJECT TEAM
Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Manager: Christopher White, Carl MacDonald
Project Architect: Stephanie Choi, Michael Zhang
Project Designer: Iannis Kandyliaris
Team: Alex Wu, Barbora Srpkova, Beat Schenk, Benjamin Caldwell, Benjamin Johnson, Brian Rome, Bryan Hardin, Carolien Schippers, Choonghyo Lee, Chris Gotfredsen, Daisy Zhong, David Spittler, Davide Maggio, Deborah Campbell, Dennis Harvey, Douglas Alligood, Elena Bresciani, Florencia Kratsman, Gaurav Janey, Haoyue Wang, Ho Kyung Lee, Iris van der Heide, Isshin Morimoto, Ivy Hume, Jakob Lange, Jan Leenknegt, Jennifer Phan, Julie Kaufman, Justyna Mydlak, Ku Hun Chung, Manon Gicquel, Mateusz Rek, Maya Shopova, Megan van Artsdalen, Michael Zhang, Mike Evola, Peter Lee, Quentin Stanton, Sun Yifu, Tara Hagan, Terry Lallak, Tianqi Zhang, Yaziel Juarbe, Yoanna Shivarova
Project Leader, Interiors: Francesca Portesine
Team, Interiors: Agne Rapkeviciute, Christopher White, Cristian Lera, Jack Lipson, John Kim, Lina Bondarenko, Nicholas Coffee

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    Downtown Calgary has developed as a typical North American city center with a cluster of corporate towers surrounded by a periphery of low-density surburban homes. The Telus Sky Tower creates a lively mixture of living and working at the intersection of lightrail and arterial roads in the heart of the center, creating a more varied and walkable city center for Calgary. It is designed to seamlessly accommodate the transformation from working to living as the tower takes...

    Project details
    • Year 2021
    • Work finished in 2021
    • Client Westbank Projects Corp., Telus, Allied Development Corp.
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Tower blocks/Skyscrapers
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