Winner 2019 / Architectural Design / Cultural

The Edge

  • Company/Firm
    Dub Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Gene Dub
  • Firm Size
    Small
  • Firm City
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Project Link
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The Edge, a 10 storey office building, built on a single 15m wide lot, features one of Canada’s largest solar walls. Its 560 photovoltaic panels provide 80% of the building’s electrical load. The building is connected to the city’s power grid, returning excess power on sunny days. The design incorporates both insulated triple-glazed and quadruple-glazed systems. The open floor plates are naturally lit by comfortable north windows, requiring no blinds and little artificial light during the summer. The building features large thermally-separated balconies and solar screens to control sunlight.

Photo Credit: Dub Architects