Ventana was selected to design, fabricate, and install the curtain wall at the new 20-story office tower Dominion Energy built in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
The tower, called Canal Place, adds to the Richmond skyline and includes a high-performance workplace for over 1,000 employees, street-level retail, employee amenities and parking. The construction team was led by a joint venture of Hourigan Construction and Clayco and the design was provided by Pickard Chilton and Kendall Heaton. 600 Canal Place is a targeted LEED Gold building.
The project has over 275,000 square feet of curtain wall. At the tower, a unitized system is utilized, which features diagonal stainless steel rods and vertical aluminum trusses. At the southeast corner of the building, a unique wing wall can be observed. The wing wall is internally supported and requires no exterior structural steel or wall penetrations. The high-performance, insulated glass units at the tower were provided by Viracon and features a 3/8 inch outboard lite in lieu of the 1/4 inch outboard lite typically seen in order to provide a façade with a flatter appearance. The unitized system was fabricated domestically by facadeTek in Indiana. At the main lobby, there is a custom point-supported steel and glass wall. The Architectural Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) was fabricated by Trussworks in California and the oversized, toggled-glazed, insulated glass units were provided by SYP in China.