Award of Merit

Royal Canadian Pacific Entry Pavilion
Calgary, Alberta

Category: Recent Work
Architect: Cohos Evamy Integratedesign
Owner/Client: Canadian Pacific Railway
Structural Engineer: Cohos Evamy Integratedesign
Mechanical Engineer: Cohos Evamy Integratedesign
Electrical Engineer: Cohos Evamy Integratedesign
Contractor: Centron Construction Group

The Project

The Royal Canadian Pacific Pavilion provides an entry and street address for the Canadian Pacific owned Royal Canadian Pacific, an exclusive charter railway excursion company with routes into the Rockies. The site, a 500m2 corner lot situated within Calgary's urban core, addresses both the historic Palliser Hotel and Grain Exchange buildings. In addition to providing a front door, the pavilion provides a direct connection from the public street to the actual train shed and train cars beyond.

Oversized heavy steel members emulate a trestle bridge and limestone masonry reflects the heavy nature of the Rocky Mountains. A plaza is created by the pavilion's set-back from the street, which eases the severity of this high traffic corner. Significant artifacts that narrate the history of the CPR were set into the plaza's concrete.

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