Manitoba Hydro PlaceLocation:
ExteriorArchitect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers AIA summary:
"Manitoba Hydro Place was designed utilizing a formal integrated design process to achieve daunting goals of energy efficiency, healthy workplace environment, urban revitalization, sustainability and architectural excellence. A model for bioclimatic design in an extreme climate that fluctuates 70°C annually, the ‘Capital A’ form is site specific to harness the maximum amount of passive solar and wind energies and to provide 100% fresh air, 24/7. At 88 kwh/m2/annually, from a demand side, it is the most energy efficient large office tower in North America, with a 66% improvement over the standard. While targeting LEED Platinum certification, Manitoba Hydro Place has, more importantly, achieved its ultimate goal of a superior indoor environment for the health and well-being of its employees." Photo by
Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo Inc. Courtesy of �Eduard Hueber/archphoto.