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Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan // Aedifica architecture + design

Montréal, Canada

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In addition to conveying a compelling vision of space and life and how the two intertwine, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium at SPACE FOR LIFE is helping to redefine architectural excellence and the principles of sustainable development as they apply to new buildings.

© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

The result of an international architecture competition involving firms from Canada, the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and China, which was eventually won by the Montréal consortium of Cardin Ramirez Julien + Ædifica.

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© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium was shaped by the creative ingenuity and unrivalled expertise of an inspired group of architects, engineers and contractors committed to applying innovative construction techniques, state-of-the-art technology and the principles of renewable energy and sustainability.

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© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

A number of LEED certification specialists took part in the project..

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© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

© Aedifica architecture + design

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