The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

Alberta Association of Architects Saskatchewan Association of Architects Manitoba Associaton of Architects

Calgary, Alberta

Category: Recent Work
Architect: Modern Office of Design + Architecture
Owner/Client: Dr. Andrei Metelitsa
Interior Designer: MODA
Landscape Architect: MODA
Structural Engineer: Wolsey Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: TLJ Engineering
Electrical Engineer: TLJ Engineering
YYCGrowers: Urban Farming
Contractor: RNDSQR
Photographer: Ema Peter Photography

Jury Comments

This project embraces a very inventive design approach to housing and urban agriculture by weaving these together in a hybrid landscape building. The continuous, gently sloped roofs provide a generous, barrier-free growing area and amenity for its residents. The resulting form and presence in the neighbourhood is both novel and inspiring, distinguishing it from most multi-unit residential rental housing in Canada. A range of dwelling unit types support diverse household sizes, from single students to small families. Contextually, this project advances social and economic sustainability through its commitment to fostering community both within and outside its walls and by substantially offsetting the costs of food harvested from its roofs, for its agriculturally-minded inhabitants.

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