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Project West Block Location Edmonton, AB Completion 2019 Size 20,596 m2 Client InHouse - Beaverbrook Communities Project Type Concept Share this project:

West Block

West Block offers a new way to live, work and play.

Working with the team at InHouse, GEC has developed a truly mixed-use development in the West Block; a place Edmontonians can live, play and work. Together, we have designed an urban community that is unique to Edmonton and brings a new level of quality to its built environment. Located in the mature neighbourhood of Glenora, the West Block reimagines a previously abandoned housing project into a new transit-oriented urban community. We focused the design around a south-facing urban plaza that creates an active, vibrant and sun-filled space designed with this winter city in mind.

The first phase of the development includes 100 West Block, a 60-unit residential tower featuring views of Edmonton’s downtown and river valley. To take advantage of the views, floor to ceiling glazing surrounds 100 West Block along with generous private terraces off each unit. 100 West Block’s podium contains over 9,300 m2 of retail and commercial services and a new three-storey professional building. The Phase 1 commercial development features an innovative timber structure that utilizes glue-laminated beams and timber flooring. The commercial development’s warm wood interior and generous floor to floor heights create a modern loft space for discerning tenants. Once fully built out, West Block will house 500 residential units across three condominium towers and family-oriented townhouses.


Year Award Organization
2022 Prairie Wood Design Award – Commercial Wood WORKS! Alberta
2020 Best Multi-Family Apartment Over $325,000, Upper West Side Unit Canadian Home Builders' Association - Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence
2020 Best Apartment Building Canadian Home Builders' Association - Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence


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2019.10 FeatureAward Magazine

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