East Village, Calgary

Comprising 55 hectares of urban brown-field land, East Village had been the subject of 25 years of failed planning and redevelopment initiatives. Broadway Malyan were short-listed by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation as one of four international masterplanning firms to develop concepts for the area. The vision proposes a sustainable urban living community for up to 11,500 new residents, with a focus on the provision of new arts and cultural facilities.

The design proposals reinforce the existing street grid to link with the city core and surrounding communities. A dynamic waterfront with a new park and new bridge links further enhance the scheme. Sustainable district cooling and heating systems are used throughout, while a broad mix of building uses are designed to appeal to the creative industries. 

Mixed-use developers from Vancouver and Toronto are now building the masterplan, which won the Canadian Architects/Town Planning and Landscape Architecture Institutes’ joint award for Best Urban Design Plan in 2012. The work is credited with transforming a deprived and unloved part of the city into a desirable location and one of North America’s most valuable real-estate opportunities.

Outstanding international masterplanning project, British Expertise Awards 2015 (shortlisted)
Urban Design and Masterplanning, Landscape Institute Awards (highly commended) 2014


Client: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Location: Calgary, Canada
Size: 55 hectares 
Skills: Masterplanning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Status: Ongoing

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