The Water Centre in Calgary by Sturgess Architecture Print
Sunday, 13 September 2009 05:27

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Designed by Sturgess Architecture in conjunction with Manasc Isaac Architects (Edmonton), The Water Centre is the first phase of the urban redevelopment of the City of Calgary industrial yards into a civic operational and administrative centre.



The 16,000 m2 building combines the Water Resources and Water Services departments consisting of 460 administrative staff and 360 operational staff.

 



All photographs by Robert Lemermeyer


Calgary is the first Canadian city to mandate that all their new buildings meet a minimum LEED Silver standard, and the Water Centre is the first municipal building to meet this mandate.
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The Water Centre is one the 109 recipients who won the Chicago Athenaeum Green Good DesignTM Award, administered by Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
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Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, GOOD DESIGN has been focusing for 60 years on the most innovative and visionary new product design worldwide.
atriumatrium2In 2009 the organizers wanted to focus on the most important new international products and buildings and construction and planning projects that are leading the global way to a design that is fully sustainable and compatible with the highest standards of good environment.
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