Efficiency and design at Espace 400 Pavilion
Photos by Michel Brunelle
The basics: A decorative double-skin façade provides increased performance and innovative design at the renovated Espace 400 Pavilion Quebec City, Quebec. The double façade covers the existing building and surrounds the new additions, providing improved insulation and allowing solar heat gain to accumulate in the double wall. The decorative architectural glass features a silk-screen design depicting the arrival of Samuel de Champlain on the site of Quebec city in 1608.
The players: Architects, Dan Hanganu Architects, Montreal, and Côté Leahy Cardas Architects, Quebec City; general contractor, EBC inc., Quebec City; glass fabricator, Prelco Inc., Montreal; glass manufacturer, Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn.; contract glazier and glazing system supplier, Gamma Industries, L’Ange-Gardien, Quebec.
The glass and systems: Insulating glass with one lite of ¼-inch clear LoE2-272 glass, and R-Max warm-edge spacer, argon fill, and one lite of ¼-inch clear glass with ceramic frit silk-screened pattern. Gamma G400S four-sided silicone structural glazing system.