Tower project reaches for sky
Mark on 10th officially launched
A new design is starting to make its “mark” on the land that once held the home of West Canadian Graphics.
Developer Qualex Landmark broke ground recently on its $100-million condo project, Mark on 10th, in the heart of Calgary’s Design district.
The 35-storey tower will hold 274 homes and will feature a rooftop residents’ lounge and fitness centre, as well as art designed by world-renowned artist/author Douglas Coupland.
“We are very pleased to start construction on our fifth condo tower in Calgary,” says Mohammed Esfahani, managing director of Qualex-Landmark.
He emphasized Mark on 10th’s quality Beltline location at 10th Avenue and 8th Street S.W. and the extensive amenities as main attractions.
Mark on 10th is a mixed-use highrise tower designed by Rafii Architect in partnership with BKDI Architects Inc. and Durante-Kreuk Landscape Architects.
The street level will offer a selection of specialty retail services.
The entry lobby will feature large-scale artwork by Coupland called Interpretation of Calgary, Alberta in the 21st Century. His vision of the city will be 4.9-metres tall by 4.1-metres wide.
The condo amenities include the rooftop lounge with wet bar, a cantilevered enclosed glass mezzanine with a downtown view, a fully equipped fitness centre, hot tub and sunbathing patio with outdoor barbecue and raised fire pit.
Residents will also have access to an outdoor garden located over the third-floor retail podium, with open lawns, overhead shade trees and a pathway network with lounge seating.
“(The) ground breaking ceremony signifies a major milestone,” says Roger Navabi, president of Qualex Landmark. “The project is expected to make a significant contribution to the Design District neighbourhood by adding an outstanding development that is in many ways itself and art form — original and unique.”
One- and two-bedroom units are available and are priced from the low $200,000s. Two colour palettes (Dawn and Dusk) provide the backdrop to living.
Interiors feature overheight doors and ceilings, quartz countertops, wide plank wood laminate flooring, porcelain tiles and stainless steel appliances.
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A drawing of the rooftop terrace of the $100-million project.