Cerami & Associates is currently providing acoustical consultancy for The Bow development which encompasses two million square feet of office space together with a podium containing a winter garden, retail, conference areas, amenities, loading dock, etc. Upon completion, it will be the tallest office tower in Canada outside of Toronto.
The shape of the building itself presented acoustical challenges, as it is a large circular hard glass surface, making acoustical control for areas such as the auditorium or multi-purpose room difficult. To alleviate this, Cerami recommended various slab and glazing systems.
The primary concern with exterior noise is from the low and mid level heat recovery plant and its potential for impact on a future adjacent condo tower. This condo tower will be located approximately 18 meters away from the office tower building at its closest point, so it is important to keep the exterior noise level at a minimum. We recommended careful placement of mechanical equipment at a lower level to assist with mitigation of potential noise generation.