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The Bow, EnCana Corporate Headquarters

LOCATION:

Calgary, Alberta

OWNER:

EnCana Corporation
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust

ARCHITECT:

Ziedler Partnership
Calgary, AB

Foster+Partners
London, UK

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SOLARBAN z50 Glass

Calgary's tallest building offers abundant daylighting, unobstructed views and excellent energy performance along the city's Bow River. Solarban z50 glass, with its distinctive steel blue-gray appearance, was selected for the project's distinctive south-facing atrium, which traverses the full height of the structure. The Solarban z50 atrium also functions as a tempered buffer zone, transmitting heat into the building and offsetting the need for more conventional mechanical heating and ventilation requirements.

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Formawall® Dimension Series® 2" (51 mm) Horizontal Flat

 

Details:

  • Substrate & Core:
    • Standard – 22/26 gage G-90 galvanized steel face and liner with HCFC-free polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam-insulated core. Optional gages available.
  • Panel Width: 10" to 40" [254mm to 1016mm]
  • Panel Length
    • Smooth – 1’ [305mm] min. to 16’ [4.88m] max.
    • Embossed striated – 1’ [305mm] min. to 37’ [11.28m] max.
    • Embossed – 1’ [305mm] min. to 37’ [11.28m] max.
    • Duracast – 1’ [305mm] min. to 28’ [8.53m] max.
  • Panel Thickness/Depth of Reveal
    • 2" [51mm] with 1-3/16” [30mm] deep reveal – standard
  • "R" Value
    • 2" [51mm] panel with 1/2” [13mm] reveal – R14