Centennial College Library and Academic Building | Diamond Schmitt Architects

Centennial College Library and Academic Building

This LEED Gold Certified 103,500-square-foot facility contains 22 classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, double-height library, learning labs, offices and a light-filled atrium that serves as a central meeting point on campus.

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Responsive to new and adaptive ways of learning, the building provides over 250 study, research and collaborative workspaces for students with an array of technologies available.

A sequence of glazed vertical bays on the north façade extends across the roofline to harvest daylight deep into the core to expose 75-percent of the floor plate to natural light. A four-storey biofilter living wall is the centerpiece of the atrium and acts as a natural air purifier for the building.

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Project Info
Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: Toronto, Canada
Size: 100,000 sqft – 300,000 sqft
Year: 2011
Type: Educational

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