An iconic addition to the city's evolving skyline, this elliptical 27-storey office tower with a curved glass façade extends gracefully skyward. The building is crowned with a glowing lantern space above the mechanical penthouse, adding further visual interest. A 30-foot tall entrance lobby leads into a lush winter garden podium and a +15 walkway with retail amenities. The facility includes five levels of below-grade parking with 400 car stalls and 130 bicycle spaces, 547,000 square feet of office space, a tenant-only fitness centre, and a conference centre. The project was designed using Building Information Modelling (BIM) work processes.
Smith + Andersen was engaged as the mechanical consultant for the project. Energy efficiency was a priority in the mechanical design, as the team is pursuing LEED Gold Certification. The core washroom facilities feature high-end finishes and dual-flush, low-flow fixtures. Heating and cooling are provided by air handling units that feed into fan powered boxes, with heating coils servicing the exterior walls. A Building Automation System (BAS) centralizes the control of the mechanical systems throughout the facility to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort.