Today's story will transport you to Calgary, a picturesque city located on the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. In the heart of this beautiful city lies an extraordinary project called cSPACE, which embodies a remarkable tale of revitalization, value creation, and community activation. Get ready to be intrigued by this captivating journey!
Integrating Culture - Positive Impact - Reviving Buildings
Crafting a community-driven space from scratch is a journey that entails numerous challenges. While the starting point may vary from one project to another, once the physical space is secured, it becomes a gathering place where people can convene, learn, and find purpose. Today's story embodies all these elements and more. The space we're about to explore took several years to materialize, owing to its vast scope and grandeur. Intriguingly, it was the outcome of a collaborative effort between stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, prompted by a significant issue facing Calgary: the departure of its brightest minds. But why did they turn to the coworking model to tackle this challenge? Can it genuinely make a difference? Join us as we journey to cSPACE in Calgary to uncover the answers.
➡️ A little refresher
Who’s behind the featured space?
cSPACE Projects is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting creative communities of artists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs. To achieve this mission, our focus is to develop inspiring shared spaces, build vibrant communities, and cultivate successful creative enterprises.
Reid Henry, Founding CEO, and Deeter Schurig, current CEO collaborated together in developing the vision for what cSPACE is today.
➡️ Key Figures
- Opening year: 2017
- Size when they started: 4,750 sqm
- Size today: Same size
➡️ A little tour around cSPACE
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