High-rise changes city skyline; receives international recognition as
flagship eco-friendly building
EDMONTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Edmonton's first downtown office
building in twenty years officially opens this week. Located at one of
the gateway entries to the downtown core, this 30 storey building, (28
occupied floors), forms one of the tallest and most distinctive
structures in the city. The 148 m tower incorporates a range of design,
construction and operational features that go beyond basic energy
savings to enhance occupancy comfort and improve overall efficiency and
performance. Regarded as one of Canada's most environmentally advanced
buildings, EPCOR Tower has been selected for profiling at the World
Sustainability Conference (SB11) in Finland next month.
Developed by QUALICO (development manager) with construction management
services provided by Ledcor Construction, EPCOR Tower is designed by
Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., AECOM
(multidisciplinary engineering services) and EIDOS (urban design).
Completed on time and on budget in less than four years, the building
has a hard construction value of Canadian $235 million. The tower is
targeting LEED® Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building
EPCOR Tower is a landmark project for the City of Edmonton for
significant economic and environmental reasons. The tower is the first
in a series of four high-rise structures to be built on a 37,000 m²
site on land previously operated by Canadian National as a railroad.
The overall development of the site, now known as Station Lands, will
eventually provide more than 240,000 m² of office, retail, hotel and
residential living in a fully integrated downtown environment. The
quality, diversity and magnitude of Station Lands is one of the most
anticipated developments in the region and is expected to attract new
business and investment opportunities to the city core, positioning
Edmonton as a leader in urban revitalization in North America.
Kasian is one of the top 100 architecture, interior design and planning
firms in the world. Over the past 25 years we have earned global
recognition for our collaborative approach to design. The result is
award-winning spaces and sustainable environments for people
SOURCE Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.
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