WAN Awards

SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, Toronto, Canada 
Monday 18 Sep 2006
 
Foster’s floating pods 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Foster and Partners’ unveil the unique Leslie L. Dan pharmacy building in Toronto. 

The new building, situated adjacent to two significant historic buildings, provides state-of-the-art facilities for more than 1200 students, creating a strong presence but is sensitive to its surroundings. Two dramatic 'pods', created from steel baskets hang within the atrium space. The larger of the two houses a 60-person lecture theatre and a reading room above. The other accommodates a smaller 24-person classroom with the faculty lounge. These dynamic objects were designed and constructed with simple, efficient engineering techniques. Suspended by solid steel bars and wrapped in a silver skin, they appear to float inside the building. The building skin is oriented to maximise daylight where needed and minimise unwanted solar gain, reinforcing its clear and logical diagram. The full height atrium functions as a light slot, bringing daylight deep into the building's plan.

Key Facts

Status complete
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
Editorial

More projects by this architect

The Attendant

Oaks Prague Competition

Mesa City Center

Book Review: Cabins by Philip Jodidio

Køge North Station

More Projects

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site