120/130 Adelaide Street West

Toronto, Ontario
Client:
Oxford Properties Group
Size:
111,500 m2 | 1,200,000 ft2
Completion:
2019
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

Revitalization has taken place at the ground level of 130 Adelaide Street West where a minimalist modern vocabulary has been introduced. A clean, spare aesthetic extends into the lobby from the building exterior:  thin stainless steel “eyebrows” simplify the building exterior and the main entrance is announced by a glass canopy supported by glass beams. The spacious double-height lobby within is clad in polished Quebec granite that contrasts with the rich “carpet” of the Iranian limestone floor.

Recladding of the building exteriors of the two existing towers serves to create an integrated 3 tower composition including the recently completed EY Tower. The use of highly reflective glazing on the 130 Adelaide tower reinforces the building massing, creating a dramatic composition of three stepped glass prisms. The centre of the three building composition, 120 Adelaide, reclad in a highly transparent glazing contrasts with, and is framed by the two adjacent reflective glass towers.