Award of Excellence

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Category: Recent Work
Architect: Cibinel Architects Ltd.
Owner/Client: Smartpark Development Corporation
Structural Engineer: Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Epp Siepman Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: SMS Engineering Ltd.
Contractor: Concord Projects Ltd.
Photographer: Mike Karakas

The Project

By challenging the standard planning principles of the business park subdivision, H2Office is a building that blurs architecture, landscape, water management and sustainability. Development guidelines were pushed with the desire to locate the building closer to the water. In breaking the predefined lot line, the "building as a bridge" emerged, reminiscent of the low horizontal bridges of the Canadian prairie landscape.

With expansive open interior office space, high ceilings, exposed steel structure painted in the same metallic hue as the exterior, energy efficient under-floor air distribution and energy saving direct/indirect lighting, this project creates a premium office environment for its clients and a landmark in the Smartpark Research and Technology Park.

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