George Brown College receives four design concepts for tall wood building in Toronto


George Brown College has received design concepts from four architectural/design firms for the construction of The Arbour, a new tall wood, net-positive building at the college’s waterfront campus in Toronto, according to a report in Construction Canada.

The design concepts were presented by Moriyama & Teshima Architects + Acton Ostry Architects, Patkau Architects + MJMA, Provencher Roy + Turner Fleischer, and Shigeru Ban + Brook McIlroy for the 12-storey building.

The planned 174,913 sq. ft. low-carbon facility will be a landmark in the city’s East Bayfront community, housing a tall wood building research institute, George Brown’s School of Computer Technology, and a childcare facility.

The facility is expected to be net-positive, reducing the college’s carbon footprint, and in turn, lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Once built, students and researchers will learn to design, construct, operate, and monitor climate-friendly buildings.


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