2,000 custom-fit motorized shades of Altex to enhance the architectural design of deloitte Summit Tower
Altex, a family-owned company from Terrebonne, Canada’s leader in window covering and a valued partner for architects and designers, has collaborated with Westport Manufacturing for the Deloitte Summit Tower (one of the four largest audit and consulting firms in the world) to install several large, motorized shades. Westport services include expert design advice, project management, backed by extensive experience in onsite measurement and installation services.
Altex’s motorized shades allow absolute control over the building’s many glass spaces, designed to reflect nature and honor its environment. The motors of Altex shades come from French giant Somfy (world’s largest motor manufacturer in this field), ensuring unparalleled control over the light in each of the spaces.
Designed by Merrick Architecture, the 24-storey Deloitte Summit Tower is made up of several clusters of steel-framed glass cubes, arranged around a central concrete core. The building features glass floors with city skyline views, rooftop terraces sheltered by tiers above, and vertical gardens framing breathtaking mountain views.
The character of the workspace at Deloitte Summit is designed to be open, fluid, flexible, but also diverse. This new, creative work environment elicits collaboration, creativity, and spontaneity. The boxes create natural compartments within a continuous floor plate, allowing offices to be variously partitioned while also staying close to the façade. The floors and ceilings of the cantilevering portions are glazed to visually link the garden, the offices, and the street below. The resulting diversity of spaces is complemented by the diversity of views, whose orientation is not only horizontal but also vertical. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
Photo credit: Deloitte Summit project
- MGS Architecture March 2021