Campion Group | Verve Senior Living
Prime Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design
150,000 sq ft | 14,000 sq m
Riverwalk responds to the need for a community-integrated, mixed use continuum-of-care seniors housing in Calgary’s inner city. This project incorporates various layers of support and allows residents to age-in-place in familiar surroundings.
In 2017, work began to develop a concurrent land use and development permit application for this project – the work included extensive community engagement and high-level programming to understand how to best incorporate the various levels of care into one building.
Six main principles were used in the development of the design: Resilient & Complete Community; Right Sizing; Placemaking; Public Benefit; Comprehensive Planning; and Great Architecture.
The twelve-story care facility will offer rental units for independent living, assisted living, and memory care, together with amenities such as below-grade parking, theatre, fitness centre, and community rooftop garden. The design also includes community spaces that will enliven the streetscape and promote interaction within this diverse neighbourhood.