University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall

University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall

Project Type: Commercial
Exterior
Toronto, Ontario
2012

University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall

University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall
Architect: Diamond Schmitt ArchitectsKWC Associate Architects
Glazier: Ottawa Valley Glass
Glazing Producer: SAAND Glass
Photographer: Double Space

This structure brings more than 500 faculty, professors, staff and graduate students together, creating greater opportunities for collaborative exchange.The massing and materials of the building are responsive to the varied conditions around the site with podia and pre-cast panels that emphasize the horizontal at the base of the building. The curtain wall of the tower is designed to minimize its mass and consists of a mix of transparent, translucent and solid panels to address differing interior requirements. For natural light, a curved glass prow on the ‘flatiron’ form announces a new gateway to the Rideau Canal and the neighborhood across the water.

Leed Gold Certified, Institutional Building Award, Interior Wood Design Award