This dialogue brought us to what the Centre is doing today, and what they’ll be doing tomorrow; an endeavor known as the completion project. The Winspear Centre first made its mark in downtown Edmonton in 1997. Due to the nature and needs of the space, the building was designed to incorporate state-of-the-art acoustics and sound isolation. This design and construction profile doubles as environmentally-friendly in that it helps retain heat and reduce overall energy consumption.
Heavily insulated walls and stairwells, rubber sealed doors and adjustable curtains and canopies in the main hall not only help to dampen sound, but also prevent heat loss throughout the building. In addition to operations staff who actively manage the building’s energy use, lighting fixtures in the Centre are also being replaced with higher efficient LED fixtures.