Centennial Place

Calgary, Alberta
Client:
Oxford Properties Group
Size:
130,000 m2 | 1,400,000 ft2
Completion:
2010
Sustainability:
LEED Gold
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services
With:
Gibbs Gage Architects (Associate Architect)

Their forms inspired by a symbolic connection to the distant Rocky Mountains, the curved roofs and canted walls of Centennial Place’s 26 and 40-storey towers create a dramatic silhouette on Calgary’s skyline. The buildings have become a major landmark at the western edge of the city centre, as well as a significant skyline feature visible from the Bow River to the north.

At ground level, the design is organized around a two-storey galleria running east to west through the development, creating a pedestrian circulation spine and an urban connection to adjacent streets. Lobby materials include: polished granite floors, limestone core walls and a curved plaster ceiling.

The typical floor layout features six corner offices and column-free space with minimal structural intrusion for greater layout flexibility, along with spectacular views of the Rockies from the upper floors. The project has achieved LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design attributes.