Capilano Library | Edmonton Public Library

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The award-winning Capilano Library combines a one-of-a-kind design with enhanced accessibility and a high-level of functionality.

The three-peaked roof is very distinctive, and the use of wood for the exterior cladding is in keeping with the building’s surroundings.The unique design of the roof is meant to reflect the development of the interior program spaces, which divides the library into three different areas.

RJC provided building enclosure design review, site testing and field review services for the LEED® Silver certified library.

Exterior walls and glazing on the east and west elevations are sloped which presented challenges in selecting the correct products and systems to provide optimal performance for water management.

The lower west wall also has a false wall attached to the exterior wall structure with multiple HSS structural steel connections.Detailing the connection penetrations through the exterior walls provided some challenges during construction and these penetrations were water tested during construction to verify the penetrations were waterproof.Close attention was paid to exterior wall and sloped glazing terminations to verify that waterproofing connections between the different assemblies were continuous.

RJC provided input into the requirements for drainage from the sloped glazing assemblies which required custom made drainage holes at specific locations to promote drainage.

Project Specifications

Location
Edmonton, AB

Building Structure Type
Library

Owner/Developer
City of Edmonton

Architect
Patkau Architects Inc. / Group2 Architects

Contractor
PCL Construction Management

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