Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada issued the Manasc Isaac team a steep challenge: design a building that sustains the vast amount of Environment Canada’s weather forecasting equipment and electronics, while meeting LEED® Gold standards. This was a tall order given the vagaries of Edmonton’s climate!

Boasting the largest array of solar panels in Western Canada, Eastgate is a sustainable and beautiful office building that doubles as a 24/7, mission-critical facility. Its visually striking design is apparent not only from the street but inside the structure, where a dramatic spiral staircase entices occupants to choose stairs over elevators, and angled columns suggest an interior forest.

Eastgate achieved LEED® Gold certification in Fall 2016.

Scope: New Construction
Completion: 2013
Size (m2): 8,675
Awards: Alberta’s Top Construction Projects – Commercial Design (2013)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta