cSPACE Marda Loop
cSPACE Marda Loop arts incubator is an innovative collaborative venue promoting community through art and creativity. This renewal project saw Calgary's King Edward School, originally built in 1912, completely overhauled and modernized. The project features exterior venetian blinds using the predictive solar tracking features of Embedia's Solarai control system to maximize views, while controlling glare and managing heat gain within the space, a contributing factor to the projects LEED Gold certification. In addition, seamless integration with AV, lighting, ventilation, and room partitioning systems provide intuitive operation of the theatre and event space.
Project ArchitectNyhoff Architecture / Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects
Control FeaturesPredictive Solar Tracking , AV Integration , Exterior Venetian Blinds
Certification and AwardsLEED Gold2018 - Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award, Category A - National Trust for Canada2017 - Urban Architecture - Mayor's Urban Design Awards (MUDA)2013 - Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans - Mayor's Urban Design Awards (MUDA)