Curved zinc panels give Vaughn subway station look of the future

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The Vaughn Metropolitan City Subway Station looks like something out of a Jetson’s cartoon.

The station is part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Spadina subway extension project, reports Construction Canada.

The main entrance pavilion has a curvilinear design that gives it a futuristic appearance. There are no columns in the building’s interior, but the ceilings are high and open spaces allow sunlight to stream into the station.

A metal-clad standing-seam roof brings the structure to life. About 12,000 square feet of bright-rolled zinc panels clad the building’s curved roof which offers high solar reflectance and combines with significant sustainable initiatives throughout the project.

The station exceeds National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) requirements for energy performance by 40 per cent.

Design for the station was a collaboration of Grimshaw Architects and Adamson Associates Architects in conjunction with Arup Canada.

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