Library and Academic Facility
This 103,500-square-foot facility contains 22 classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, double-height library, learning labs, offices and a light-filled atrium that serves as a central meeting point on campus.
A four-storey biofilter living wall is the centerpiece of the atrium and acts as a natural air purifier for the building.
A combination of brick, copper and composite wood is featured on the exterior cladding. A sequence of glazed vertical bays on the north façade extends across the roofline to harvest daylight deep into the core to expose 75 percent of the floor plate to natural light.
Responsive to new and adaptive ways of learning, the building provides over 250 study, research and collaborative work spaces for students with an array of technologies available.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Client: Centennial College
Completion: August 26th, 2011
Photography: Tom Arban
- Copper Development Association Inc. / Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association, North American Copper in Architecture Award - New Construction