Banff YWCA
Affordable Residential Development

The Banff YWCA Affordable Residential Development will be a new three-storey multi-family building located within the existing YWCA Banff campus. It will provide a total of 33 units, five of which are barrier-free. A unique construction type, the project will be built using 62 shipping containers, steel construction and wood-frame construction.

This project will meet NetZero energy performance and shadows WELL standards. The NetZero performance was achieved through a combination of a robust building envelope design, efficient mechanical systems that incorporate heat recovery, efficient electrical design (including LED lighting throughout), and integration of photovoltaic panels on the roof.

Location:

Banff, Alberta

Client: 

Banff YWCA

Size:

24,400 ft2

LOLA Team: 

Maria Landry, Daniel Vera, Erica Lowe

Consultant Team:

RJC Engineers – Structural
Arrow Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Civil
Morrison Hershfield – Building Envelope
EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting Inc – WELL Consultant
SkyFire Energy – PV Consultant
818 Studio – Landscape
Level Playing Field – Accessibility

 

Images: 

Renderings by LOLA Architecture