MacEwan University, Allard Hall / Revery Architecture

MacEwan University, Allard Hall / Revery Architecture
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University  · 
Edmonton, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Revery Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Aluminum Curtain Wall Systems, Ducharme, Flynn, Garibaldi Glass, Legrand, Star Silent Ceilings
  • Design Architect

    Revery Architecture
  • Design Principals

    Bing Thom, Venelin Kokalov
  • Architectural Team

    Jacqueline Wiles, Bibianka Fehr, Andrea Flynn, Sanaz Nooshafarin, Elaine Tong, Kyle Chan, Culum Osborne
  • Associate Architect

    Manasc Isaac Architects
  • Project Directors

    James Brown, Ling Meng
  • Structural

    Fast + Epp
  • Landscape

  • Mechanical Consultant

  • Electrical Consultant

    Stantec Consulting
  • Civil

  • Geotechnical

    Thurber Engineering Ltd.
  • Building Code

    LMDG Building Code Consultants
  • Traffic

    Bunt & Associates
  • Quantity Surveying/Costing

    Hanscomb Ltd.
  • Building Envelope

    Morrison Hershfield
  • Acoustic

    Stages Consultants/Criterion Acoustics
  • Theatre Consultant

    Stages Consultants
  • Construction Manager

    Clark Builders
  • Project Manager

    MacEwan University
  • Client

    MacEwan University
  • Budget

    $143 Million CDN
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Text description provided by the architects. MacEwan University’s new urban centre for arts and culture, Allard Hall, creates an elegant entrance landmark to its City Centre Campus in Edmonton, AB. The building’s focal point is its central, multi-storey double atria crossed by dramatic angled pedestrian bridges linking each of its five floors, from the ground to the top floor where natural light pours in via clerestoreys.

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Site Plan
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A balcony at each stairway creates a ‘nest’ at circulation intersections, offering a zone (perch) for pause and informal learning in contrast to the building’s social and collaborative learning hubs. The building’s design emphasizes Allard Hall’s identity as a hub for converging ideas and social interaction by showcasing a vibrant spectrum of student, staff, and visitor activities.

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Nests Diagram
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Offering a perfect combination of cutting-edge academic and cultural functions, Allard Hall’s array of performance and educational spaces includes; studios, classrooms, educational and office spaces; a 450-seat proscenium theatre, a 200-seat recital hall, a 100-seat black-box theatre; galleries, and a range of high-tech computer labs, visual arts, digital and sound studios.

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The building’s captivating exterior presents a modern, sleek curtain wall façade featuring wavy forms to subtly reference a stage curtain, an apt metaphor for the dynamics and function of the building. Latest energy modeling techniques optimized the composition of the façade and the energy efficiency of mechanical systems which is crucial for Edmonton’s cold winters and will aid its LEED Silver target.

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Allard Hall is a complex place of interaction and collaboration that encourages exploration, creativity, and learning. With its galleries and multiple theatres, it also functions as a premier public performance and event venue in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown.

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Address: 11110 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Cite: "MacEwan University, Allard Hall / Revery Architecture" 18 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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