Design intentions With the Faculty of Health Science’s Centre for Learning & Discovery NORR was asked to design an atrium addition to the project to honour Mr. DeGroote, a major donor to the University. The four story glazed atrium provides a light filled, winter garden, featuring medicinal plants, a fountain and pools. The atrium gently curves toward the main building’s entry and provides informal space where students can relax, study and mingle. In addition, the atrium offers a unique backdrop for Faculty announcements, special events or fund raising dinners. A dramatic, glazed meeting room is accessed from the third floor and is suspended into the atrium.
2005 - Ontario Concrete Award winning project for Material Development & Innovation
2010 - Ontario Masonry Design Award, Ontario West.
Technical data Gross Area - 3,770 sf (350 sm);
Project team D. Clusiau, Design Principal;
D. Spry, Project Manager;
W. Descours, Structural ;
C. Pal, Mechanical;