Arris and the Shops at East Village is a mixed use commercial and high rise residential development located at the western boundary to Calgary's up and coming East Village. Ground Cubed's scope for this project includes streetscape development, green roof, and roof top amenity decks design.
The goal for the street design was to create a high quality of workmanship that was unique and identifiable to The Shops at East Village. To do this, opportunities for pedestrians to engage with building frontage were created, along with facilitating moments of repose.
The roof top design mitigates rainwater runoff through large, non-accessible landscape areas while creating a pleasurable and unique visual gesture for the high-rise tenants above. Large amenity decks provide users with a variety of programmable spaces for different occasions; whether it be an intimate space where an individual comes down to read the paper, or a large open area suitable for a family gathering for having friends over for a BBQ.