The JW Marriott Edmonton will bring 362 rooms and suites and 200 condominiums to the city’s ICE District sports and entertainment development. Photo courtesy DIALOG.
Steel erection has begun on the six-story amenities podium of a 54-story JW Marriott luxury hotel within Edmonton, Ontario’s ICE District, a new mixed-use sports and entertainment complex billed as the largest in Canada. Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural engineering services for the concrete-slab tower designed by DIALOG and Hariri Pontarini Architects. A joint venture of the Katz Group and WAM Development Group is the developer. The property will feature 362 rooms and suites, 200 condo residences and 24,000 square feet of meeting, conference and ballroom space. Amenities include an outdoor terrace, luxury pool and fitness facilities. The tower connects to Rogers Place arena, for which Thornton Tomasetti provided structural and façade engineering services, via an indoor pedestrian walkway that is part of a citywide pedestrian walkway system. In order to resist wind and seismic forces, the team designed a lateral force resisting system with concrete shear walls around the core, concrete outriggers located at three points of the building height and a steel outrigger at the top of the building to reduce the overall building weight. The 764,000-square-foot building is slated to open in 2018.
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