Gallery: Gorgeous Green-Roofed Structure Hides a Massive Parking Lot

Hidden under the green roof soccer field where the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Trojans play all year is a three-story parking garage. Nestled into the hillside and wrapped in a perforated metal screen, the Bing Thom Architects-designed SAIT Parkade is as unobtrusive as it gets. On top of the parking garage, uber low-pro, the natural-ventilation encouraging metal screen features a beautiful design of billowy clouds by Vancouver artist Roderick Quin. The giant piece of art is practically unknown, but is a hidden gem that interacts with the sunlight and helps the parkade blend in with the sky.

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  1. roper June 19, 2011 at 6:16 am

    i like this…its similar with my thesis proposal

  2. minus_wit_humor June 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    As a soccer/football fan, this is an absolutely wonderful idea! I’m going to forward this my university, I’d love to see if this inspires them for the next giant parking structure they build.

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