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Success by Design: Legrand and Cascadia Shading Design Ltd.

Architectural design demands simple functionality and aesthetic vision, and to meet those demands Legrand Shading continues to up its game, with patented breakthroughs and industry-leading innovation, from the new DLM system to the versatility of its existing shading systems. Take a look at several projects in which Cascadia Shading Design, Ltd. has partnered with Legrand to deliver the goods for a range of marquee projects.
Innovation: T-10 Housing
Project: Richmond City Hall

​​​​​​​Designed by Dialog Architecture, new Richmond City Hall was one of Canada’s first public buildings to adopt the principles of Feng Shui in its design. For the building’s high-drop main floor shades, Legrand developed the T-10 housing. To solve technical issues around the radiused facade of the council chamber, a double overlapping motorized blackout system was also supplied and made for the development of improved universal axles.
Innovation: Televent System
Project: Shaw Tower

Designed by local architect James K. M. Cheng, Vancouver’s Shaw Tower offers 24 stories of luxury condominiums and 16 stories of offices. In addition to the Legrand shades installed throughout the building, several of the office floors were also equipped with the Televent system to help regulate airflow for an improved workspace environment.
Innovation: Bracket Customization
Project: Vancouver Convention Centre West

The world’s first LEED Platinum convention center, designed by MCM Architects, DA Architects + Planners, and LMN Architects, is one of Canada's largest convention centers. To accommodate the height of the shades required for its stunning interior, customized brackets were designed to allow the size of the roll and for the difficult mounting situations.
Innovation: Automated and Manual Shading System
Project: MEC Headquarters

Natural light and fresh air flood this 112,000 square foot marvel of wood, steel and glass designed by Proscenium Architecture + Interiors to optimize energy efficiency and natural light, an automated and manual shading system was designed and installed to allow for overall building heat and light control and also personal shade control at individual work stations.
Innovation: Dual Motorized and Inclined Shading System
Project: BC Hydro Head Office

The BC Hydro Corporate Office Headquarters in Vancouver boasts a dramatic main boardroom with a 35-foot peaked ceiling and a massive all-glass façade. To control natural light while also making the space suitable for presentations, a dual motorized and inclined shading system was designed with a 30-foot wide bottom-up angled roller shade operating with a 50-pound counterweight.
Innovation: Customized Motor Axel
Project: SFU Student Union Building

The top-floor ballroom of this campus building designed by Perkins + Will features a 25-foot wood panel ceiling and spectacular views of the North Shore mountains. Since automated shades could only be installed between some of the 5” glulam ceiling beams, and having a single motor for each section would be prohibitively expensive, a custom axel was created to connect multiple shades on a single motor, with a hole drilled through each beam at a specific point to accommodate the unique condition.

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