Integral Group provided mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and lighting design services to this 22,000 sq. ft., two-story art gallery located on North Vancouver’s waterfront. Space requirements include a fully glazed lobby, multipurpose community space, cafe, retail enclosed with exhibition spaces, administration and back-of-house spaces, as well as a glazed events gallery including exterior terrace. This project was designed to ASHRAE 90.1 2010 standards, with sustainability features including hook-up to Lonsdale Energy Corporation offsite hot water systems, daylighting, natural ventilation to area outside of principal exhibition spaces, and recycled aluminum cladding.
The Art Gallery and Exhibition Preparation and Storage spaces were designed to a Canadian Conservation Institution Class B Gallery Climate control and includes provisions for maximum occupant gatherings and maintaining maximum flexibility for the main gallery and multipurpose spaces are served from a system of four-pipe fan-coils for local climate control, with fresh air supplied through a heat recovery type dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).
Polygon Gallery is the first National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011 compliance submission in the City of North Vancouver.