Originality in the air - 130 Bloor Street: For Toronto's most prestigious location, Quadrangle imagined an ultra-luxury condominium development built atop an existing modernist tower. Challenges included reinforcing the existing structure, preserving a Philip Johnson penthouse and keeping offices open. This project won the 2009 RAIC Award for Innovation (December 2009).
Rethinking the workplace - Corus Entertainment: An innovative re-imagining of the media workplace, this 50,000 sq m interior adapted a base building to house television, radio and new media operations. With a sophisticated digital infrastructure, the project reorganises work and social spaces to enable serious creative play. With a remarkably small environmental footprint, the project is a LEED Canada-CI Gold targeted interior within a LEED Canada-CS Gold targeted building in a neighbourhood targeting LEED-ND Gold (September 2010).
Urban transformation - Green Ribbon: Toronto's Gardiner Expressway is a relic of automobile-centred urban thinking. While it's a vital artery, it separates Toronto from its redeveloped waterfront. Quadrangle envisions building a ribbon of public space above the traffic, using the expressway's special form to float a green ribbon into the city's core.
Honouring Urban context - Studio on Richmond: This 850 unit condominium development is set among the warehouses and factories that powered Toronto's growth a century ago. Composed to reinforce this urban fabric, the project's warehouse-style podiums play against dynamic stacked towers, whilst optimising commercial value.