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Glebe Garage

Ottawa, Ontario

Glebe Parking Garage is a relatively large building in a predominantly century old residential neighbourhood in Ottawa. The ground plane addresses the transition between the commercial area along Bank Street and the traditional century old residential area. To soften this transition, parkettes at each end of the lot are placed adjacent to the residential uses moving from a hardscape to soft-scaped area. The parkettes use armour stone to define their area, act as seating and to screen the ground floor parking. A total of 149 parking spaces and 40 bicycle parking spaces are provided within the two parkettes.

Numerous sustainable features have been included in the design of this parking garage. These include green roofs on the stair/elevator towers to help reduce heat island affect and reduce storm water run-off, bicycle and electric car parking spaces, LED lighting and a photovoltaic solar array on the roof.