An award-winning light-rail transit station made of Ductal® concrete

27 June 2005

The Shawnessy light rail transit station in Calgary is sheltered by a series of elegant canopies made of LafargeHolcim's Ductal®.


The 24 unique, shell-like canopies each measure 5.1 meters by 5.5 meters but are only 20 millimeters thick! They protect the platform and passengers from the elements while remaining light and airy. The Shawnessy station won the 2005 Award of Excellence for Design & Construction in Concrete from the A.C.I. (American Concrete Institute/Alberta Chapter).