No Mean City: The World of Architecture, As Seen From Toronto

Jul 18

Bjarke Ingels’s big idea for Calgary

2013 / Categories: Uncategorized

Telus Sky

In the weekend Globe and Mail I had a story about Telus Sky, a new tower proposal for downtown Calgary.

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group with DIALOG, it’s a bold combination of top-tier office space and apartments, with a clear ambition to be an icon and do serious city-building. Read more.

The Calgary design is responsive to the building’s uses but also gleefully, wildly sculptural. That’s typical for his practice.

The developer Ian Gillespie is working with Ingels and BIG in Vancouver; he strongly hinted about doing a Toronto project with BIG. I hope this happens.

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