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Queen Richmond Centre West

Queen Richmond Centre West

The challenge wasto find an elegant structural and architectural design solution that enabledthe construction of the new building. A productive collaboration betweenarchitects and structural engineers resulted in the creation of the DeltaFrames. Each 7-storey tall Delta Frame structure is capable of supporting80,000 KN of load. They support the concrete tower and provide the lateralstiffness needed to minimize other structure in the building. The three DeltaFrames are also sculptural installations in the open atrium, enlivening thisgrand space. The atrium is both a lobby and an urban room for community events,exhibitions and art installations. The structures have become iconic imagery forthe building and the extension of the public realm.

A LEED® certifiedproject that achieved Gold level certification, sustainable features of thebuilding include exterior sunshades to reduce solar heat gain, daylightharvesting with computer controlled motorized interior light shelves, a cisternfor collection and reuse of rainwater, a modular and reconfigurable raisedfloor system with underfloor HVAC and cabling, and glare-free indirect lightingwhich automatically dims when natural daylight in the space is sufficient.

Queen RichmondCentre West proves to stand strong as an iconic architectural conversationbetween old and new, propelling Toronto into the future while keeping the cityconnected to its history.

AWARDS

2017  Toronto Urban Design Awards Award - Award of Excellence: Queen  Richmond Centre West, 134 Peter St.    

2017  Ontario Builder Award    

2017  Canadian Green Building Award    

2017  Ontario Association of Architects Award - People's Choice Award    

2017  Ontario Association of Architects Award - Design Excellence    

2017  SAB Magazine - COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL [large] AWARD WINNER    

2016  Architectural Conservancy Of Ontario: Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Re-Use - Corporate    

2016  Ontario Concrete Award - Architectural Merit    

2016  NAIOP REX Awards - Office Development of the Year    

2015  RAIC National Urban Design Award - Urban Architecture    

2015  AIA's R+D Award    2015  CISC Steel Design Award - Engineering Award of Excellence    

2015  Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence    

2015  Schreyer Award    

2015  CUI Brownie Awards - Best Overall Project

 

Credits
Awards
2017
Canadian Green Building Award
Commercial/Industrial
2017
OAA Award
People's Choice
2017
OAA Award
Award of Excellence
2017
2016
NAIOP REX Award
Office Development of the Year
2016
RAIC National Urban Design Award
Urban Architecture
2016
ACO Award
Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Reuse
2015
CISC Ontario Steel Design Award
Engineering Award of Excellence
Client
Allied Properties REIT
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Area
320,000
 s.f.
Completed
2015
Related Pursuits
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The project was the result of one bold idea that preserved the industrial heritage of the neighbourhood and created a grand entrance to the building through an atrium that connects Peter and Richmond Streets. Today, the resultant space between the buildings has become an integral and active extension of the public realm. Commencing at 75 feet above the ground, the 11-storey high-performance office building is a contemporary interpretation of the historical industrial buildings on the site and in the neighbourhood. It carries the essence and positive aspects of the brick-and-beam, industrial heritage spaces, including large windows, open spaces, exposed structures, expansive views, tall ceilings, and flexible space. Inside, the new addition incorporates the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide health and comfort for its occupants including individual temperature and ventilation controls, relocatable air diffusers, interior automated light shelves, recessed perimeter heating, operable windows and glare control systems.
Client
Allied Properties REIT
Credits
Location
134 Peter Street
Toronto, Ontario
Area
320,000
 s.f.
Storeys
Units
N/A

The challenge wasto find an elegant structural and architectural design solution that enabledthe construction of the new building. A productive collaboration betweenarchitects and structural engineers resulted in the creation of the DeltaFrames. Each 7-storey tall Delta Frame structure is capable of supporting80,000 KN of load. They support the concrete tower and provide the lateralstiffness needed to minimize other structure in the building. The three DeltaFrames are also sculptural installations in the open atrium, enlivening thisgrand space. The atrium is both a lobby and an urban room for community events,exhibitions and art installations. The structures have become iconic imagery forthe building and the extension of the public realm.

A LEED® certifiedproject that achieved Gold level certification, sustainable features of thebuilding include exterior sunshades to reduce solar heat gain, daylightharvesting with computer controlled motorized interior light shelves, a cisternfor collection and reuse of rainwater, a modular and reconfigurable raisedfloor system with underfloor HVAC and cabling, and glare-free indirect lightingwhich automatically dims when natural daylight in the space is sufficient.

Queen RichmondCentre West proves to stand strong as an iconic architectural conversationbetween old and new, propelling Toronto into the future while keeping the cityconnected to its history.

AWARDS

2017  Toronto Urban Design Awards Award - Award of Excellence: Queen  Richmond Centre West, 134 Peter St.    

2017  Ontario Builder Award    

2017  Canadian Green Building Award    

2017  Ontario Association of Architects Award - People's Choice Award    

2017  Ontario Association of Architects Award - Design Excellence    

2017  SAB Magazine - COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL [large] AWARD WINNER    

2016  Architectural Conservancy Of Ontario: Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Re-Use - Corporate    

2016  Ontario Concrete Award - Architectural Merit    

2016  NAIOP REX Awards - Office Development of the Year    

2015  RAIC National Urban Design Award - Urban Architecture    

2015  AIA's R+D Award    2015  CISC Steel Design Award - Engineering Award of Excellence    

2015  Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence    

2015  Schreyer Award    

2015  CUI Brownie Awards - Best Overall Project

 

Awards
2017
Canadian Green Building Award
Commercial/Industrial
2017
OAA Award
People's Choice
2017
OAA Award
Award of Excellence
2017
2016
NAIOP REX Award
Office Development of the Year
2016
RAIC National Urban Design Award
Urban Architecture
2016
ACO Award
Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Reuse
2015
CISC Ontario Steel Design Award
Engineering Award of Excellence