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Highrise set to make its ‘mark’

With so many highrise developments being erected in the Beltline, it’s challenging to stand out from the crowd, but Mark on 10th by Qualex-Landmark aims to do so with a North American first. Scheduled for completion by fall 2015, the mixed use, 35-storey tower at 10th Avenue and 8th Street S.W. is being built with a full range of residential amenities, including a 6,000-square-foot rooftop residents’ club and fitness centre, a third-floor urban garden and artwork by noted Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland.

For Qualex-Landmark, it’s the kitchens that make Mark on 10th truly stand out.

“The functionality and intelligent design part of the homes is about making a smaller space work as efficiently as a larger space,” explains Scott Trepp president of Trepp Design Inc., which provided interior design for Mark.“This comes down to design details such as placement of drawers in kitchens, to the overall placement of appliances that really work cohesively.”

Included in the package is German-engineered Nobilia cabinets. Qualex-Landmark says this is the first time in North America that a residential highrise development such as this has incorporated the work of Nobilia, Europe’s largest kitchen cabinet manufacturer. A selection of one- and two-bedroom suites is still available.

Alex Frazer-Harrison