Hotel Arts Complex
MechWave designed a significant addition to the existing trendy Hotel Arts, which is located in the rapidly evolving Beltline District of Calgary. The new Arts Complex, an addition to the hotel, houses 8,400 m2 of retail and office space, as well as a new 600 m2 ballroom additional to the existing ballroom and two levels of underground parking for approximately 192 vehicles.
Mechanical systems were provided to suit the mixed use environment. The office portion is served by a variable air volume system and the retail spaces are served by a fan coil system. Dedicated air handling units are provided for the ballroom. The facility was fully sprinklered and because of the connection to the existing hotel, the new construction was designed to comply with the code requirements detailing “Additional Requirements for High Buildings”.