The Conservatory Condo Complex
Christenson Developments
Edmonton, AB

This was a redevelopment site adjacent to Mill Creek, which is particularly sensitive to increased runoff and erosion. A detention pond next to the creek posed a danger of slope failure, so a concrete storage tank was incorporated under the basement. The tank system was also designed to serve as irrigation water supply. The maximum elevation of the building was dictated by community requirements, so special measures were undertaken to avoid flooding of the building during a major storm.