Platform Innovation Centre & Parkade

Downtown parking meets the drivers of Calgary’s innovation economy

Integrated innovation centre and futuristic design elevate 9th Avenue Parkade.


A highly flexible, highly functional parking and innovation space

In 2021, CMLC, Calgary Parking Authority and Platform Calgary celebrated the opening of this innovative building—an architecturally striking structure that brings seven storeys of parking to East Village along with 50,000 square feet of innovation space for Platform Calgary and its 50+ tech and innovation partners. It also includes a publicly accessible sport court and outdoor event rental space.


Key Takeaways

  • 1

    Designed for future flexibility

    Unique design features like higher ceilings and a central atrium facilitate future conversion into commercial and/or residential uses

  • 2

    Invaluable parking for many nearby attractions

    Straddling East Village and The C+E, the parkade has 503 stalls, six electric vehicle chargers (with capacity for more) and 99 bicycle spots

  • 3

    An iconic façade with built-in adaptability

    Made by local fabricator Heavy Industries, 3,500 aluminum pickets—easily removable for future conversion—give the structure its unique look

  • 4

    Innovative from the ground up

    A unique steel truss system enabled construction without disturbing the active LRT tunnel that crosses under the site

Media & Recognition

World Architecture News Awards
World Architecture News Awards

World Architecture News Awards, Transport, Gold 2022


The Building: A Calgary parkade redesigned with the future in mind Read More

Calgary Herald
Calgary Economic Development



Broke ground December 2018Completed May 2021


  • Platform Calgary
    Platform Calgary
  • Calgary Parking Authority
    Calgary Parking Authority
  • The City of Calgary
    The City of Calgary

Project Team5

  • Kasian Architecture and Interior Design
    Kasian Architecture and Interior Design
    Prime Design Consultant
  • 5468796 Architecture
    5468796 Architecture
    Prime Design Consultant
  • SMM
    Landscape Architect
  • Smith + Anderson
    Smith + Anderson
    Mechanical and Electrical Engineer
  • Entuitive
    Structural Engineer


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