Designed by DIALOG
Photo by Kelly Sereda
Chinook Centre is the largest enclosed shopping centre in Calgary, Alberta. This project encompassed two levels of new retail space comprised of sixty commercial retail units (CRUs) for an additional 265,000 square feet of mall area , two levels of underground parking (including 1,200 parking stalls covering 475,000 square feet), total area expansion of 740,000 square feet, and 78,000 square feet of renovations to the existing mall, resulting in 20 reconfigured CRUs. This project has achieved LEED Gold Certification.
A new central plant provides heating/cooling water to fan coil unit in the CRUs. Ventilation is achieved through roof-mounted HVAC units (supplying air to the common mall) and a general exhaust system. Free cooling is achieved for the ventilation system via economizers on the HVAC units and the chilled water free-cooling heat exchanger on the chilled/condenser water system. All controls for the expansion are DDC.