TELUS Sky, a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Downtown Calgary, is an impressive landmark that stands 60-stories tall and brings 750,000 square feet of office and retail space as well as 326 rental units, creating a unique and dynamic blend of working and urban living. As a result, TELUS now occupies the largest LEED Platinum footprint in North America.
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Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO said, “As the transformative centerpiece of a revitalized city block, TELUS Sky sets a new standard of excellence in architecture and environmental sustainability, exceeding the global standard for leadership in energy and environmental design. We are exceedingly proud that TELUS Sky will continue to build a friendly future for everyone who lives, works and serves in the great City of Calgary.”
Situated in the heart of the downtown district, TELUS Sky has transformed the city’s skyline and will contribute to Calgary’s growing tech community and vibrant cultural landscape, symbolically representing TELUS’ commitment to Alberta’s economic prosperity, sustainability and health well into the future.
“$400 million development continues our legacy of making powerful contributions to advance the economic strength and social vitality of both the city of Calgary and the province of Alberta. Indeed, since 2000, TELUS has invested $55 billion in network infrastructure, operations and spectrum across the province, and we will invest an additional $17 billion through 2026, creating a further 8,500 family-supporting jobs,” added Entwistle.
TELUS Sky is designed by world-renowned architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Dialog, along with developer partner Westbank and Allied. Some of its unique features include a storm-water management system, thermal energy system, a living green wall and a direct connection to TELUS’ PureFibre network.
Ian Gillespie, Westbank Founder and CEO remarked, “We see this building and its art installation as a symbol of Calgary’s transformation and its future, as one of Canada’s emerging Creative Economy hubs. A LEED Platinum showcase, an architectural landmark and a monumental public art installation that brings workspace and living space into Downtown Calgary, TELUS Sky will contribute to Calgary’s success economically and culturally for generations to come.”