Eighth Avenue Place

Summary

Type:
Office
Definition:
New

Description

The Eighth Avenue Place in Calgary's downtown core. The project entails the construction of the 50-storey east tower, plus 15 connected podium, winter garden and 6-level underground parking facility. The building structure will consist of a concrete core with structural steel frame, the first highrise building in Calgary to use this method since Petro Canada tower in 1984; the concrete core was poured using self-climbing formwork. Now almost complete, the east tower will be Calgary's third tallest building, standing 312.275 metres tall with over 1 million square feet of finished floor space, 1,143 underground parking stalls and 18 underground loading docks. EllisDon is also laying the foundation for a west tower, which will be constructed on the site in the future.

Architects, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world are working together on the LEED(r) Platinum Core Shell pre-certified building with architecture inspired by the neighbouring Rocky Mountains. Among the many impressive characteristics of this project, the window washing equipment is one of the most unique, utilizing a work platform lowered from a roof mounted crane. The crane will rotate 360 degrees allowing access to any area of the tower's exterior in need of maintenance from the 50th storey to the ground level.

The new Eighth Avenue Place towers will occupy the former site of the Penny Lane Shopping Centre and the famous Cowboys night club. Elements of Penny Lane have been salvaged and a feature in honour of its long history will be constructed on the Plus 15 level of the new building.

Due to advanced design and our efforts to manage waste and recycle materials, we were bumped from aiming for LEED(r) Gold to pre-certifying LEED(r) Platinum, we will be the first commercial LEED(r) Platinum highrise in Canada.

Other sustainable Features Include:

-State of the art building management and control system to monitor consumption and tenant comfort requests

-40% reduction in water through features such as ultra low flow urinals

-Reliance on outside air (at certain times) to cool the building

-300-stall bicycle parking with adjacent showers

-50% landfill diversion of construction waste

-Use of low-emitting paints, adhesives and solvents

-Environmental sensitive refrigerants

Canada's largest green roof encompassing 30,000 square feet

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