This development is located southwest of the intersection of Highways 427 and 401. It consists of two 150,000 sq. ft. identical, mirrored six-storey office towers that are connected by a 20,000 sq. ft. two-storey at-grade link building.
As one of Canada’s most successful technology firms, BlackBerry required comfortable, secure and adaptable space built within precise time and cost parameters. This facility was built under a construction management delivery system and involved a series of sequential bid packages.
Conventional office programs, as well as sophisticated research and development functions are united in these buildings. By combining a distinctive roof line and striking massing with a rich glazing pattern, the towers deliver a contemporary architectural solution for a cutting-edge IT client.
The buildings are positioned on the northwest corner of the site to capitalize on the site’s frontage on Eastgate Parkway, which offers the highest amount of visibility to traffic while allowing quick and easy access to both existing public transit and a future bus transit station. As a result of this placement, large parking areas are located to the rear of the site, screening them from both Eastgate Parkway and Tahoe Boulevard. To reduce the impact of the parking area, and create a natural, park-like setting for building users and visitors, pedestrian walkways, boulevards, and extensively landscaped spaces were integrated.
Project completed under Certificate of Practice issued to Robertson Simmons architects inc. prior to firm name change to MartinSimmons Architects Inc.
(320,000 sq. ft. of office buildings)
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