One of Edmonton's most notable brutalist complexes from the 1970s is getting a bit of a shine with the construction of a new glassy atrium connecting the two buildings.
The new curtainwall structure is being constructed around the existing atrium, which will then be dismantled from within the new canopy. This staging allows the buildings to continue to be used with relatively little disruption.
Construction began on the project in mid-2018, and involved carefully removing parts of the cast concrete exterior - an important aspect of the original architecture - to accommodate the new structure. The project is expected to be complete in 2020.
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