Canadian real estate developer ONE Properties asked HOK to develop the interior design and branding program for its Versus apartment complex in Calgary’s Beltline neighborhood.
The mixed-use development includes ground-level retail space, second floor office space and a third-story amenities level. The two towers, 17 and 34 stories, rise from the amenity level and have a total of 444 residential suites.
HOK’s branding informs Versus’ suite layouts and finishes, lobbies and amenities areas in a design that is timeless in its color palette and detailing. Traditional moldings provide an interesting counterpoint to modern fixtures and accents of bright artwork and seating.
With a minimum of nine-foot ceilings, suites feature expansive windows, equipped with roller shade coverings, offering views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Calgary. The upgraded kitchens have polished quartz countertops, chrome faucets and stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances.
Sustainable design strategies include use of low-flow fixtures, low-VOC paints and wallcoverings, and durable, long-lasting materials.
Public amenities include social rooms, a theater lounge, a fitness and yoga facility, and outdoor patios.