CIGI Campus

CIGI Campus

CIGI Campus

Scheme: CIGI Campus

Practice: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects

Client: Centre for International Governance Innovation

Photographer: Maris Mezulis

The clients wanted a sustainable building that would last a century and would befit its site, the former historic Seagram Distillery.

The architects have responded to the client's wish for a 'vibrant sanctuary' and a design that is 'functional but not fancy', with a contemporary reinterpretation of a traditional Oxford quad complete with courtyard and bell tower. This is one of the first buildings in Ontario to use Bubble Deck systems, in which recycled plastic balls replace 30% of the non-structural concrete.

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