Public feedback will help choose $40,000 winning project
Calgary, AB – AVLI on Atlantic announced today the three finalists in its private art competition. The project asked Alberta artists to submit design concepts to create an artistic legacy for AVLI condominium owners and Inglewood residents to enjoy. Submissions were reviewed by an expert panel composed of Artists, Architects, and community members.
Finalists’ designs will be on display for public feedback, starting on May 25th at the AVLI presentation centre located at 1201 – 10th Avenue SE, Calgary AB. Inglewood residents and interested parties are encouraged to visit the presentation centre to provide input and help create an artistic legacy for the community.
“All of the applications that we received were outstanding, another sign of the strength and talent of the Art Community in Alberta,” said Brian Kernick, president of Greenview Developments. “Thank you to all of the committee members and artists that have taken the time to contribute to creating an artistic legacy for the community.”
The finalists (in no particular order) are as follows:
- Kingmakers Collective – Edric Escalante, Adam Zhu and Elijah Escalante – “Close at hand; in your hands”
- Cheka Creative Inc. – Sergey Ryutin & Alex Kwong – “MATERIA”
- Rhys Douglas Farrell – “Migration”
Photo Caption: 1. Kingmakers Collective – Close at hand: in your hands. (proposed artwork) 2. Cheka Creative – Materia (representative work) 3. Rhys Douglas Farrell – Migration (representative work)
Photo Credit: Submitted by artists
“It’s been a pleasure reviewing all of the design concepts that were submitted for the Atlantic Art Competition,” said Naomi Potter, director/curator of the Esker Foundation and AVLI Art Committee member. “I’m pleased that AVLI has chosen to support artists and invest in a new public artwork for Inglewood.”
AVLI on Atlantic itself is also a work of local public art. From the beginning, developer Brian Kernick engaged local design professionals, the award-winning architects at Sturgess Architecture and Inglewood’s own celebrated interior designer Jerilyn Wright. This commitment to sourcing local professionals continues with AVLI specifically seeking work from the Alberta Art Community and seeking public feedback to help choose the winning design concept for their artistic legacy.
Located on 9th Avenue SE (Atlantic Avenue), homes at AVLI on Atlantic start in the low $300,000s. Most of AVLI’s floor plans are custom-designed, ranging in size from 545 to 2,200 square-feet. The seven-storey development offers a unique mix of one and two-bedroom homes (plus den), including four live-work homes and seven penthouse suites. AVLI on Atlantic’s 65 units are currently 85 per cent sold.
Inglewood is one of Calgary’s most historic neighbourhoods, home to Calgary’s original Main Street and many historic buildings. The area is known for its eclectic shopping and its many restaurants and music venues like The Nash, Blues Can and Ironwood Stage and Grill. In 2014, Inglewood was named Canada’s greatest neighbourhood by the Canadian Institute of Planners.
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AVLI on Atlantic
AVLI on Atlantic brings together a dream team of developers, designers, architects and consultants to develop an iconic building to not only Inglewood but Calgary. It is a seven-story, 65-unit luxury concrete condo building located on 9th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue) in Inglewood. Inglewood is one of Calgary’s inner city neighbourhoods and was named Canada’s greatest neighbourhood in 2014 by the Canadian Institute of Planners. The stylish new building includes $5 million in retail space on the ground floor.
Greenview Developments, the developers behind AVLI, have been involved in development, construction, and management of residential, commercial, industrial and hotels both in Canada and abroad for 25 years. Greenview works to be on cusp of leading-edge design, and building techniques to reduce environmental impacts. The company pioneered the first R2000 manufactured home in Western Canada and was recognized for its innovation with a 125-home project in Canmore, Alberta, which received the mayor’s award for design and green building practices.