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Scarsdale Road Office and Warehouse

Located in Don Mills (Canada’s first corporate suburb), Scarsdale office complex is intended to intensify the use of the site. Replacing an underutilized two-storey structure with a six-storey office and mixed-use building.

The massing strategy aims to create a bold presence on Scarsdale Road while maintaining a pedestrian-friendly scale. The building steps back above the 2nd floor. The first two-storey podium contains warehouse space, cafeteria and an integrated parking structure at the rear of the site. Two 4-storey bar-shaped volumes contain office space rest over the podium and cantilever eastward over an open green space and access road. The cantilever allows for an additional usable area while creating a bold presence.

Precast concrete panel form 53.6 per cent of the exterior envelope reducing heat loss in the winter, glare and heat gain in the summer.

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Location North York, Toronto, Canada

Program    Office, warehouse, parking and supporting uses.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Size 230,000 m2.  

Client Birkshire Axis 

Architect: Hout Architecture Inc.