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New science centre under construction in Calgary

Groundbreaking was held on the first purpose-built science centre to be built in Canada in 25 years on June 26. The...


Telus Science Centre, Calgary
Telus Science Centre, Calgary

Groundbreaking was held on the first purpose-built science centre to be built in Canada in 25 years on June 26. The Telus World of Science in Calgary will be 153,000 sq. feet  located on an 18-acre site at the intersection of Deerfoot Trail and Memorial Drive.

Cohos Evamy integratedesign is the lead consultant on the  project which is due to be completed by 2011. The building will include four learning halls, a 10,000 sq.ft. atrium and a 240-seat Dome theatre that is being designed by Kasian Architecture. There is also to be a four-acre outdoor science park.

The centre is being designed to LEED Gold level, with green features such as mechanical heat recovery and radiant heating in the building.