Monday, September 10, 2012

Western Canada’s oldest skyscraper

This 11 story magnificent building in Canada is the best example of green building. It is located in the downtown of Winnipeg and this enormous Canadian splendor is the building of the Union Bank Tower. It covers the landmass of 100,000 square feet and is a residential campus of the college students as well as the site for hospitality and tourism program. A further addiction to this green structure very shortly will be the student operated canteen of the Red River College. Thus, at the ground floor, there will be restaurants, labs and multi purpose spaces. The second floor will comprise of labs, classrooms and offices and the third floor will feature residential options for the students. The eco credentials of the building are the operable windows and the foam sprayed walls. The glass exterior will present a panoramic view of the outer world. These are all the future projects of going green and started on 2009. It is expected to get completed by 2011 and the estimated budget is $27 million.

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