Ottawa Convention Centre to Open in 2011

25 October 2010 (Last Updated October 25th, 2010 18:30)

The new Ottawa Convention Centre in Canada, currently in the final stages of construction, will open in April 2011. The project has been designed by Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects and PCL Constructors served as the contractor. The environmentally sustainable centre has t

The new Ottawa Convention Centre in Canada, currently in the final stages of construction, will open in April 2011.

The project has been designed by Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects and PCL Constructors served as the contractor.

The environmentally sustainable centre has the nation's largest curved glass wall, which is made up of 1,045 triangular glass sheets.

The 30m×90m wall forms the outer skin of the building and allows panoramic views of the city.

The green facility is expected to reduce the environmental impact by shrinking greenhouse gas emissions associated with the facility's operations and energy use.

The building will be installed with water and energy efficient systems such as daylight sensors, a high-performance building envelope, thermal monitoring system recycling of ventilation products, which will lead to 25% energy savings.

The facility features a 6,000-seat multipurpose hall, 4,500-seat banquet hall and a 1,978.8m² ballroom.

Construction of the project began in mid-2008, according to spicenews.com.au.