Markham Stouffville Hospital

LEED Status
Silver
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham, ON
Canada
2015

The Markham Stouffville Hospital entrance canopy is an unique and challenging project as the glass both curves and slopes.

The cone-shaped canopy matches the curve of the entrance roadway while the front and back sections of glass slope vertically into a steel gutter to catch the rain. Trapezoid-shaped glass panels with radius edges at the front and back give the structure its intricate form.

The Markham Stouffville Hospital entrance canopy is an unique and challenging project as the glass both curves and slopes.

The cone-shaped canopy matches the curve of the entrance roadway while the front and back sections of glass slope vertically into a steel gutter to catch the rain. Trapezoid-shaped glass panels with radius edges at the front and back give the structure its intricate form.

Though the design is complex the installation process was carefully considered to allow for maximum tolerances and adjustability. The glass is top-mounted to stainless steel spiders with adjustable glass bolts to accommodate the facettedA surface that appears curved, made of flat pieces of glass. glass.

The spiders are mounted into a custom steel saddle that connects the glass supports to the canopy’s main structure. Slots were used instead of holes providing vertical and horizontal adjustability and easier alignment of the glass on site.

Stella’s stainless steel Spiders in one, two and four arms were used to complete this project while keeping the look of the hardware consistent throughout.  

 

 

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The Markham Stouffville Hospital entrance canopy is an unique and challenging project as the glass both curves and slopes.

The cone-shaped canopy matches the curve of the entrance roadway while the front and back sections of glass slope vertically into a steel gutter to catch the rain. Trapezoid-shaped glass panels with radius edges at the front and back give the structure its intricate form.

Though the design is complex the installation process was carefully considered to allow for maximum tolerances and adjustability. The glass is top-mounted to stainless steel spiders with adjustable glass bolts to accommodate the facettedA surface that appears curved, made of flat pieces of glass. glass.

The spiders are mounted into a custom steel saddle that connects the glass supports to the canopy’s main structure. Slots were used instead of holes providing vertical and horizontal adjustability and easier alignment of the glass on site.

Stella’s stainless steel Spiders in one, two and four arms were used to complete this project while keeping the look of the hardware consistent throughout.  

 

 

City and Province/State: 
Markham, ON
Canada
Year: 
2015
LEED Status: 
Silver