A new building planned for the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough will create a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, or IC-2, will have nearly 18,500 m2 (1719 sf) of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges, and open seating areas.
The Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved Kohn Pedersen Fox’s (KPF’s) design for the 601 West Pender Street project. Sensitive in both scale and materiality, the building replaces a six-storey parking structure in the city’s Central Business District with a retail base covered by a planted pedestrian canopy, an enhanced Alley Oop laneway, 29 floors of state-of-the-art workspace, and crown amenities with panoramic views of the city.
Software company Atlassian plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct of Central Station, Sydney, Australia. The tower will be 180-m (590-ft) high.
Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Nordisk Film Cinemas have presented proposals for Palace on Axeltorv, a ‘cinematic ziggurat’ in Copenhagen, Denmark. A ziggurat is in reference to a rectangular stepped tower often found in ancient Mesopotamia.
The last few decades have witnessed an explosion of innovation in fire-rated glass, glazing, and framing materials. Today’s product range offers options that surpass traditional wired glass in fire performance and provides a variety of appearances that contributes to and enhances the overall design of fire-rated separation.
Designed by Lemay, the Beloeil Aquatics Centre in Beloeil, Qué., offers a strong architectural response to its unique environment that is defined by the dramatic cliffs of Mount Saint-Hilaire, the Richelieu River, and picturesque agricultural lands.