Transportation – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The maintenance facility for articulated buses was commissioned by City of Ottawa in order to meet the growing needs of OC Transpo, which provides services to nearly one million people. The design team targeted an achievement of LEED© certification, to support the City’s guidelines for sustainable design. This included measures for noise control for neighboring residents and businesses. The facility design aimed to provide both an environmentally efficient garage and an attractive and pleasant working atmosphere for employees.
The sound wall surrounds the perimeter of the facility, mitigating noise created by the significant number of buses operating at the facility. It incorporates several interesting design features.