Governor General's Medals in Architecture - 2022 Recipient - 60_80 Atlantic Avenue | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Governor General's Medals in Architecture - 2022 Recipient - 60_80 Atlantic Avenue

60_80 Atlantic Avenue
Award Category: 
Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

BDP Quadrangle

Occupancy: June 1, 2020
Construction Budget: $38 million

The project at 60_80 Atlantic Avenue is the adaptive re-use and expansion of a heritage structure into a mixed-use complex in the heart of Toronto’s Liberty Village. The 1898 brick building at 60 Atlantic, a former wine warehouse, has been repurposed into office and commercial space with universal accessibility. The adjoining five-storey office building at 80 Atlantic continues the narrative with a contemporary material palette, creating a public piazza between the two structures. 80 Atlantic is built with mass timber, a renewable material and carbon sink, for much of its structural framework.

Abridged Project Credits:
(see Architecture Canada publication out in Fall 2022 for more details)

Client - Hullmark Developments Ltd., with partner BentallGreenOak on behalf of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Construction Management -
   (80 Atlantic) - Eastern Construction Company Ltd. 
   (60 Atlantic) - First Gulf
Structural Engineer - Read Jones Christoffersen
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer -
   (80 Atlantic) - Smith+Andersen 
   (60 Atlantic) - Mechanical & Electrical Engineers Integral Group
Heritage Consultant - Philip Goldsmith Architect
Landscape Architect - Vertechs Design Inc.
Building Envelope Consultant - RDH Building Science Inc.
Sustainability Consultant - RWDI 

Jury Comment(s): 

The jury respected the deft use and juxtaposition of architectural intervention in this project. The integration of existing elements with the addition and adaptation of the required modern spaces highlighted a successful architectural process within the constantly evolving built environments around our cities.

2022 Jury

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Corten steel addition

PHOTO - Ben Rahn / A-Frame

Shared sunken courtyard

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Interior of new build

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60_80 Atlantic Ave exterior

PHOTO - Ben Rahn / A-Frame

Exterior facade

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