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THE CORE SHOPPING CENTRE

 

The CORE Shopping Centre, also known as Eaton Centre, is downtown Calgary’s only shopping center. It spans three city blocks and contains approximately 150 retailers on four levels. When The CORE decided to undergo a major renovation in 2010, GSky was chosen to provide and design a two-level living Green Wall on the 3rd and 4th levels. This Green Wall was strategically placed so it could make a large impact to both outdoor and indoor viewers. To the south it faces the complex’s interior, and to the north side it faces outdoors to Calgary’s popular 8th Avenue pedestrian mall.

 

Consisting of nearly 40,000 philodendron plants, the 3,017 square foot GSky Green Wall is the second largest in North America. Four different Green Wall sections make up a double-sided, floor-to-ceiling “S” shape that spans two levels of the shopping complex. The Green Wall installation also features a sitting area, providing a refuge for shoppers to sit, eat from the nearby food court, and relax. Through the plant’s natural filtering system, it will provide shoppers as much clean air as 30 14-foot tall trees. Multiple doorway entries are included in the wall’s design so people can enjoy both sides.

 

Because of the Green Wall and other green features, The CORE is currently pursuing certification for LEED-Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI).
ADDITIONAL INFO
CLIENT
20 Vic Management, Inc representing private clients
ARCHITECT
mmc international inc.
PLANT DESIGNER
chris brown, mmc international inc.
MAINTENANCE CO.
gsky plant systems, inc.
DATE INSTALLED
november 2010
PRODUCT

PRO WALL® (interior)

SIZE
3,017 SQ FT
INSTALLER
gsky plant systems, inc.
LOCATION
interior
PLANTS
philodendron cordatum

THE CORE SHOPPING CENTRE

700 WEST 8TH

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