MacKimmie Block & Tower Redevelopment

Calgary, Canada

The MacKimmie Block and Tower at the University of Calgary aims to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions with a passive design that minimizes energy use.

MacKimmie Block & Tower Redevelopment

Calgary, Canada

The MacKimmie Block and Tower at the University of Calgary aims to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions with a passive design that minimizes energy use.

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Challenge
An inefficient cladding system led to poor thermal performance.
Solution
An innovative inner and outer curtain wall system was used to greatly improve thermal performance for this building, with solar PV fully integrated within the curtain wall system as the building strives for net-zero.
Challenge
Designing an addition of two floors to the existing building.
Solution
Entuitive completed an extensive study of the existing tower structure and determined that removing the heavy library loads, utilizing live load reduction allowed by the current code, and removing the heavy precast panels allowed the addition of two levels without any modifications to the robust lateral load resisting system.

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