Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada’s foremost human genome research center aimed to create an environment that fostered collaboration and interdisciplinary research. The unique 248,378-square-foot facility resembles a glass box with a soaring glass atrium, lush interior gardens and an overall impression of light and transparency. Custom glazing elements range from a double-skinned curtain wall to a spot-colored facade to mimic DNA code.
ARCHITECTS: Alliance Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, CA, Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany, and Los Angeles, California, USA
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Vanbots Construction, Markham, Ontario, Canada
GLAZING CONTRACTOR: Ferguson-Neudorf, Ontario, Canada
Photography: © CJBerg