Entro Designs Wayfinding for Eighth Avenue Place

Entro (Toronto) developed wayfinding and signage for Eighth Avenue Place, one of Calgary's newest and most luxurious office buildings.

Designed by the architectural team of Pickard Chilton, Kendall-Heaton, and Gibbs Gage, and developed and managed by Hines on behalf of co-owners Ivanhoé Cambridge, AIMCo, and Matco Investments Ltd., Eighth Avenue Place is the first LEED Platinum complex of its class in Canada.

Entro is seeing the conclusion of its work as wayfinding consultants for the project with the recent opening of the 40-story, 840,000-square-foot West Tower. The 49-storey, 1.1 million-square-foot East Tower was completed in early 2011. Entro's design approach for the wayfinding and signage program was inspired by the sculp­tural form of the twin-tower complex and its three-story lobby clad in natural stone, stainless steel, and glass. The Entro team annotated the build­ings in a simple, elegant manner using under­stated indus­trial design elements and typog­ra­phy to compli­ment the scale, tone, and finish of the architecture.

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