The cSPACE, formerly known as the King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator, has always been a thriving community hub for budding talents and innovators. After a brief period of vacancy, we collaborated with the renowned architects Nyhoff Ferrari Westwood Babits undertaking a two-phased approach to reimagine the historic school into an arts incubator.
The first phase involved a full restoration of the 1912 heritage building, including the relocation of the existing sandstone chimney, sandstone repairs, full mechanical and electrical replacement, and the replacement of a 4-storey stairwell. The original windows were also meticulously restored with custom details matching the original casings, creating a classic yet modern look.
In the second phase, our team replaced the roof while maintaining an operational parking lot and stairwell for the occupants of the building. The windows were integrated into the building's heating and cooling system, resulting in a more sustainable and energy-efficient system.
The finished arts hub achieved the coveted LEED® Gold standard of sustainable design, making it an epitome of sustainability and innovation. We are excited to see this transformed legacy continue to serve as a haven for creatives and a place for local Calgary artists to express themselves.
Nyhoff Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects Ltd.