Telus Sky Tower by BIG

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jul 2013 2:17 pm | Skyscrapers

Telus is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Canada and their new Telus Sky Tower was designed by the BIG architectural practice in order to host their new offices along with retail stores and residential units available for rent.

The tower has 58 floors with 341 residential units and 430000 square feet for office space so that the project tries to provide a way of feeding the developing economy of the area and to transform the city of Alberta into a cosmopolitan center.

The attractive exterior is covered with tessellated glazed modules which reflect the surroundings. The interior will also host a large public gallery so that the local art community will also be supported.

The project was built with sustainability in mind and thus it contains a block for sharing energy using 35 percent less energy compared to other buildings of similar sizes and trying to improve this figure to an amazing 80 percent. Its eco-friendly features were awarded with a LEED Platinum standard.

 

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