Designed by DIALOG
Renderings by DIALOG
The Riddell Library and Learning Centre is to be the "intellectual heart" of the campus with an approximate construction budget of $85 million. The LEED Gold targeted standard building features 1,500 seats, 34 group-use rooms, visualization labs, archive storage/processing space and a media creation suites.
The building incorporates a highly flexible, low energy mechanical system that will allow Mount Royal University to adapt to the rapidly changing digital environment. The design incorporates energy efficient features such as variable speed pumping, variable volume fan array air delivery, heat recovery, and CO2 monitoring/control to ensure a dynamic and energy efficient mechanical system. The building houses a large data centre served by a dedicated HVAC and fire protection systems along with various multimedia and technology rooms with specialized mechanical requirements.