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.
Location North York, Toronto, Canada
Program Office, warehouse, parking and supporting uses.
Size 230,000 m2.
Client Birkshire Axis
Architect: Hout Architecture Inc.