AstraZeneca Canadian Business Centre

Mississauga, Ontario
AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
21,000 m2 | 226,000 ft2 (Phase 1)
5,110 m2 | 55,000 ft2 (Phase 2)
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services


Phase 1: Mississauga Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence, 2003

Phase 2: Mississauga Urban Design Awards, Award of Merit for Context and Education, 2005

The WZMH master plan for the Canadian headquarters campus for this global pharmaceutical company included manufacturing and distribution warehouse facilities located in a number of buildings and a new administrative facility to accommodate staffing projections through 2020.

Phase 1 of the Canadian Business Centre project involved the consolidation and expansion of on-site administrative functions into a five-storey building that includes a large full-height central atrium. This building is linked to an existing multi-use building by means of a two-storey galleria that serves as an interior amenity and circulation space, as well as a visitor reception area. A one-storey glazed walkway provided weather-protected access to the manufacturing building.

Phase 2 incorporated three major components in a single consolidated facility: a Cafeteria/Servery; Fitness/Wellness Centre; and Auditorium/Conference Centre.. The curved, playful forms of the new facility, combined with the light, silver-coloured metal panels and large glass surfaces continues the precedent established in Phase 1.