The Harbour, located on the Prince of Peace Campus in Calgary, was one of the first memory care facilities in Alberta. The project involved a 32-unit 2,285 m² Memory Care Centre with a unique architectural design. The entry of the building is a two-storey turret with an exposed timber ceiling and two symmetrical wings. Each wing has 16 suites, a kitchen, dining area, sitting area, and quiet rooms; this provides a sense of “home” and the possibility of offering two levels of memory care in the same building. The octagonal shape of the building creates an enclosed courtyard outdoor space that is safe for the residents.
The security and comfort of each resident was the primary design consideration. Attention to detail was critical. Every building element was reviewed for its sustainability for memory care including lighting, flooring, interior colours, lockable cabinetry, and daily living expectations.
Berry Architecture’s role in this project began in the early planning and design phase and continued throughout construction to completion, with the first resident taking occupancy in late March of 2010.