107 Street and 122 Avenue, Edmonton
Original Owner: City of Edmonton
The Edmonton Power Maintenance Building shares many of the Modern characteristics of the nearby Westwood Transit Garage. Responding to the same setting, the structural system is expressed in a very industrial manner, although in this case the roof structure consists of a series of concrete barrel vaults that are hung rather than supported from below.
Each of the vaults is suspended from a concrete beam giving the building its expressionistic nature. The exterior envelope is created by in-filling the supporting concrete columns with red brick, large garage doors and high clerestory glazing, enabling light to enter the building just below the vaulted roof line.
Era: The Post-War Years