Shawnessy LRT Station: Ductal® Roof Canopies


Stantec Architecture Ltd. designed the platform roof for the Shawnessy light rail transit (LRT) Station in Calgary, Canada. The canopies, made with Ductal® with organic fibres are just 2 cm thick, supported on singular columns, installed on the platform and attached in groups of three. Additionally, three Ductal® struts are connect to each of the columns to support canopy roof system.


Characteristics of the project

  • Canopy in two halves and assembled with a central rib
  • 2-cm thick, 5m wide, weight: 750 kg each
  • Use of titanium oxyde

Key points

  • Location: Calgary, Canada
  • Architect: Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Engineers: Stantec Architecture Ltd. and Strudes Inc.

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