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An Ingenious Curtain Wall at the Cliff Energy Centre

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The new Cliff Energy Centre has been designed to be an architectural landmark. It will be below-grade of the Ottawa River escarpment’s upper plateau, allowing for an expansive urban park to be built over top, with new public realm and lush gardens. In order to preserve and enhance the historic profile of the Ottawa River’s south bank, and to fit with the topography and contours of the limestone cliffs in this area, the Cliff Energy Centre’s building envelope consists of an organically flowing curtain designed to screen and softly hide the mechanical facility.

Rendering of the Cliff Energy Centre showing the metallic curtain wall