Location
  • Calgary, AB
Client
  • University of Calgary
Completion
2011
Size
  • 24,000 sq m
  • 258,334 sq ft
Sustainability
  • LEED® Platinum certified
Collaborators
  • EllisDon
  • RJC Engineers
  • Stebnicki Engineering
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
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The Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) project responds to the necessity for modern, high calibre undergraduate learning environments at one of Canada’s leading research universities.

EEEL serves as a learning environment demonstrating that a building has impacts upon itself, its users, the immediate landscape, the region and the world beyond. EEEL was designed as a facility that interacts with the visitor through a science on display theme that attempts to illustrate the concepts of energy use, sustainability, and their effect on the environment. The theme of means teaching spaces are available for view through generous internal and external glazing. Building mechanical, electrical and structural systems are exposed as for teaching and demonstration.
eeel section perspective

EEEL 01

Floorplate section

This perspective allows designers to see how the floorplates interact.

eeel daylight section

EEEL 02

Daylight section

This perspective shows how daylight is able to penetrate well into the interior spaces.

eeel drawing exterior courtyard

EEEL 03

Courtyard sketch

Visulaizing the exterior courtyard through a sketch.

eeel sketch exterior

EEEL 04

Exterior sketch

The completed building is depicted on site.

Awards

2012 Award of Excellence: Building Engineering, Consulting Engineers of Alberta

2011 Outstanding Environmental Contribution Award , The Calgary Awards

2013 Special Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement, AIBC Architectural Awards

2012 Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Society for College and University Planning

2013 Mayor's Urban Design Awards - Civic Design Projects, The City of Calgary

2012 Award of Merit, Prairie Design Awards

2015 AZ Awards for Design Excellence, Azure Magazine

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