Category: Recent Work
Project Owner: City of Edmonton
Architect/Interior Designer/Landscape Architect of Record: Dub Architects Ltd.
Structural Consultant: Fast + Epp
Mechanical Consultant: Vital Engineering
Electrical Consultant: Arrow Engineering
Contractor: K-Rite Construction Ltd.
Additional Consultants: Photography: Jim Dobie Photography
The utter simplicity of the low-slung horizontal bar form reflects the flat prairie landscape in which it is sited. Hierarchical clarity and clean articulation of the structural elements of columns, beams and decking are achieved through simple, economical materials, translating into a pleasingly minimal graphic composition of the primary elevation. Floor-to-ceiling glazing admits an abundance of daylight to the interior, refreshingly uncharacteristic of this particular building type. A covered arcade is a nice touch, offering shade and protection from the elements.