Open Doors II

The Open Doors 2 project proposed a unique development to provide much needed affordable housing within the Beltline Community in Calgary.
  • Mixed Use
  • Residential

Project Details

With adjacency to St. Stephen’s and the congregation’s incredible mission to bring this vision to reality, the energy generated of this development needed to be captivating and represented through the design.

METAFOR used the congregation's vision for this project as inspiration to create a space for all users to find empowerment and most importantly, a home and community they can thrive in. In creating the transparency and visibility through to the rear lane, this design offers inclusivity to the most vulnerable within the community who utilize these informal pathways, and through engagement, METAFOR aimed to create a space that fostered an atmosphere of safety, comfort and compassion, as well as convenient access to services and care.

  • Mixed Use
  • Residential
Year Completed
  • Calgary, AB
St. Stephen's
Prime Consultant
Colliers Project Leaders
± 85,000 ft²
Awards + LEED Certifications
LEED® Gold & A4LE Alberta Chapter Award Honourable Mention

    The building would serve as home to various social organizations and advocacy groups, with a focus on care and independence. The proposed development was designed to promote community support, training, and assistance for individuals looking to become more independent and self determined.

    In addition to this, the spaces are also designed to celebrate special events and occasions, express creativity through the arts, and for the community to enable wider participation, observation, and a sense of coming together — a community and destination hub for all.


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