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Building Reflections

Ottawa’s city center is basically divided into the business district and the touristic district. And one thing I absolutely love in the former is the huge buildings with mirror-like facades.

These buildings reflect anything: the sky, the clouds, other buildings, passersby… Walking around this part of the city, around federal government ministries, feels like walking in a ghost town or a twisted mirror-maze. It’s impossible to see anything inside yet we are feeling watched! Looking at my own pictures, I can barely tell which building was a reflection and which building was actually in front of me.

Apparently, these buildings use the heat-mirror technology: a glazing system that provides high light transmission, low solar heat gain and low heat loss. Makes sense considering Ottawa is the coldest capital in the world…

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