Location: Calgary, Alberta
Project Type: Industrial Tenant Improvement
Owner: Sanjel Energy Services
Size: 1 095 square metres (11 800 square feet)
The Sanjel Simulator Lab included a complete teardown and renovation of a vacant automotive shop in the East Lake Industrial area. A complexity of this project was the owner’s desire to turn a disused and worn shop space into a high-tech laboratory for drill rig training. Technical challenges included the provision of a clean, dust free lab space and provision of a floor slab capable of supporting a 53 foot drilling rig simulator indoors.
The completed project includes a large and small simulator lab, three classrooms, hotel office space, and changerooms. Aesthetically, our design utilized a minimalist intervention in the space utilizing a monochrome colour scheme. Our goal was to focus visual interest onto the Sanjel’s industrial equipment itself, which we found to be compelling as a focal point for the project. The building shows off the simulator device itself and the multiple pieces of control equipment around it.