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Old Posted Jan 24, 2016, 8:47 PM
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Edmonton|Citadel Cloud|Proposed| ~30 floors/~95m

This design proposal carefully introduces an unconventional tower which will inject new life to the lobby level and create a second architectural identity at the same time. The concept is for a new contemporary building designed to seemingly float above the existing Citadel Theatre, supported only by a slender core.
The connection between the existing and the new is the key to this unique design; the contrasting tower design clarifies and strengthens the important 30-year-old design of the Citadel. The Lee Pavilion would be rejuvenated, with occupants from the Citadel tower above, and with the introduction of a green wall planting treatment on the core to strengthen the garden atmosphere.

This proposal would create a synergy consistent with the Arts District by providing accommodation in the form of a boutique hotel, residences, and affordable housing. Much like the Citadel Theatre itself, the proposed boutique hotel and residences would bring together various groups: theatre patrons to the hotel, professional actors to condominium apartments and drama students to affordable rental housing.
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