Bay Adelaide Centre West

Toronto, Ontario
Client:
Brookfield Properties
Size:
111,000 m2 | 1,200,000 ft2
Completion:
2010
Sustainability:
LEED Gold
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

Awards:

Ontario Association of Architects, Design Excellence Award, 2012

Ontario Steel Design Award, 2010

The Bay Adelaide Centre West is a signature 51-storey tower distinguished by its modernist form and prism-like shape. Establishing the architectural language for the three tower complex, the building’s skin of clear and fritted glass makes it one of the downtown core’s most transparent towers. The extension of the glass skin above the roof enhances the building’s silhouette and establishes the tower’s identity within the city.

WZMH’s design seamlessly incorporates the historic façade of the National Building on Bay Street (Chapman and Oxley architects, 1926). At street level, the tower’s highly transparent glazing provides views to the lobby that features a public art installation by world-renowned artist James Turrell. The project includes an urban plaza landscaped with ginkgo trees and ornamental grasses that frame benches and an open seating area, contributing much-needed public open space to the central business district.

Certified to a LEED Gold standard, the tower contains office space and extensive below-grade retail  linked to the underground PATH network.