Edmonton Power Maintenance Building

This sprawling building is a good example of Modern expressionist architecture.

Located in one of Edmonton’s central industrial areas, the Edmonton Power Maintenance Building is more expressionistic than other industrial structures, and thought and care went into the design of this building. The roof structure consists of a series of concrete barrel vaults that are hung from a concrete beam rather than supported from below. The exterior is created by filling in the supporting concrete columns with red brick. The large garage doors and high clerestory glazing enable light to enter the building just below the vaulted roof line. Built in 1960, the maintenance building is still in service today, and is currently occupied by EPCOR, the successor to Edmonton Power. 

Details

Type

Industrial and Manufacturing

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Westwood

Year Built

1960

Architects

Unknown

Architectural Styles

Modern

Character Defining Elements

Barrel roof , Brick cladding , Clerestory windows , Flat roof , Irregular footprint , One storey , Poured concrete structure

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