Located on a former brownfield site, the award-winning Water Centre is a landmark structure, housing the City of Calgary’s Water Resources and Water Services staff. Inspired by the movement and translucency of water, the Water Centre’s striking appearance is matched by stringent sustainability standards.

Besting the City’s mandate of LEED® Silver minimum for civic projects, this LEED® Gold certified building cuts energy and water consumption while offering a beautiful and dynamic working environment for its occupants. A narrow floor plate maximizes natural light while a large garden full of native plants offers tranquility to both city workers and nearby residents.

The Water Centre was designed in collaboration with Sturgess Architecture.

Scope: New Construction
Completion: 2007
Size (m²): 17,000
Awards: Canadian Institute of Steel Construction – Award of Merit (2010), Green Good Design Award (2009), Alberta Steel Design Award of Excellence – Architecture (2009), Design Exchange Award – Award of Merit: Commercial Architecture (2008), Emerald Award – Government Institution (2008), Prairie Design Award – Excellence in Architecture (2008), Mayor’s Urban Design Award – Calgary: Civic Design (2007), Consulting Engineers of Alberta – Award of Excellence (2006)
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Thank you again for your commitment toward improving the quality of life and urban design in our city. — David Watson, General Manager Planning, Development and Assessment, The City of Calgary