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The Royal Canadian Pacific Entry Pavilion provides a traveler entry for its charter through the Rocky Mountains.
The architect’s inspiration for the CPR building was derived from the image of a historic steel trestle bridge.
The objective of the space (serving as a Grand Foyer and a semi-public space) was to create a highly transparent steel frame and glass wall to provide a view through the Grand Foyer and the building’s interior design features.
Stella worked collaboratively with the architect to create a tension truss support system. Sealed glass units are supported on 16mm diameter tension cable trusses fixed to steel support that simulates the trestle bridge. This system relies on tensile forces being transferred from the stainless steel cables to the structure above and below.