Lassonde School of Engineering at York University
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Lassonde School of Engineering at York University

Toronto, Canada

The new 169,000 engineering building will enable a new teaching pedagogy of Engineering into the next century and will house various engineering disciplines, programs and types of instruction to students. This new facility will embrace 21st century learning by providing forms and spaces that are flexible, future proofed, bold, creative, supportive and collaborative. The aggregate effect of these defining characteristics will be the realization of an iconic building of high architectural merit that serves to attract research partners, and help recruit and retain staff and students from across the province, the country and around the world.

Honda Canada Headquarters Training & Distribution Centre
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Honda Canada Headquarters Training & Distribution Centre

Markham, Canada

Designed in collaboration with HOK Architects, the new Honda Canada national headquarters 53-acre campus is located along Highway 404 in Markham’s West Development District. The Campus consists of a 138,000sf 4-storey office building, a 85,000sf Service Engineering/Training Maintenance Garage, Product Resource Centre with a secure compound for 70 test vehicles and a 226,000sf Parts Distribution Centre with 14-bay shipping receiving facility and the 910-car parking lot. A major national logistics centre for the global corporation, service engineering technical and maintenance training facilities, diverse product support as well as the research and development activities with over 50 automotive, diagnostic and service bays for various automotive, motorcycle and marine...

Burjside Boulevard Tower
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Burjside Boulevard Tower

Dubai, UAE

The Burjside Boulevard tower is located in the Downtown District of Dubai offering guests and residents alike, breathtaking views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.  Burjside is Damac Properties' first serviced apartment project for short or long term guests seeking a home away from home, and will be managed as per five-star international standards.  The 49 storey building bridges the divide between high-end residential apartments and luxury five-star hotels and includes an entire floor dedicated to leisure amenities. The temperature controlled swimming pool will be the centre piece of the leisure floor, with a fine cuisine restaurant and lounge overlooking the pool.  Accommodation design includes a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all with...

Information Centres at Pearson Airport
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Information Centres at Pearson Airport

Toronto, Canada

These striking and vibrant information centres are designed as a part of the corporate rebranding of the Pearson International Airport. The information centres are located in Terminals 1 & 3 and enhance the services provided to travellers in the Airport.  Each information centre is located within the international arrivals area of the Terminal.  These new information centres provide useful information and services in one location as opposed to multiple limited information areas throughout. The kiosk centre includes aluminum display boards, a free-standing canopy supported by angled columns, new GTAA branding images and graphics, a brochure stand and an information desk.

Adidas Headquarters
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Adidas Headquarters

Vaughan, Canada

ZAS was retained by adidas Canada Inc. in coordination with Jones Lang Lasalle to provide full interior design services for their new home offices and show rooms located in Vaughan. The design reflects adidas' global business in the sporting goods industry, facilitating continually changing workplace requirements with their dynamic and collaborative work style. The project is located within a four-storey office building with numerous showrooms for individual brands that fall under the umbrella brand of adidas such as Taylor Made, Rockport, and Reebok. The program includes open office spaces, lounge, café, internal stairs and feature walls that interconnect and energize the daily activities of the work area.

Dubai Promenade Marina and Beach Towers
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Dubai Promenade Marina and Beach Towers

Dubai, UAE

Located at the entrance to the remarkable Dubai Marina, this exceptional Promenade site epitomizes the progressive development changes that are occurring along Dubai’s waterfront.  In an effort to attract outstanding design talent from around the world, an international design competition was conducted to develop over 350,000 m2 of residential and commercial space.  As one of the invited competitors vying for this design commission, our concept was to create a tapestry of geometrically inspired towers linking marina and beach environments.  To achieve this, an abstract dune landscape of bridges, canopies, and elevated ribbons of parkland weaves a terrain spanning over a central boulevard and linking the base of each tower.  Springing from the dunes are five...

Bill Crothers School for Athletics
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Bill Crothers School for Athletics

Markham, Canada

This unique $36M facility addresses the needs of high performance athletes, as well as those students pursuing a life-style regimen based on a healthy, active lifestyle.  The 1800 students attending this 220,000 sf school are supported by extensive athletic facilities that include three double gymnasiums, varsity calibre training facilities, plyometrics and aerobics studios, coaching centre and physiology labs.  Exterior facilities include an 8-lane synthetic surface track, artificial turf football field and soccer fields capable of hosting provincial calibre events within the 30-acre site.  The “Healthy” mandate goes beyond simply physical activity and includes a concern for environmental quality and the health of the wider environment - thus a LEED Silver...

River City Neighbourhood Development
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River City Neighbourhood Development

Toronto, Canada

Designed in collaboration with Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, the development of this new residential neighbourhood in the West Don Lands precinct of Toronto marks a significant initiative within the City.  As the first new waterfront neighbourhood, our design and development team intends to bring a unique and bold response to a brownfield, post industrial site that stretches along the Don River.  Comprised of four city blocks, this new neighbourhood will create 900 – 1000 residential units in what will be a green and sustainable community.  In embracing a LEED Gold target of sustainability for this project, the design concept will create a contemporary metropolitan district that serves as a new model of green living.  It will be a neighbourhood where...

Digital Media Lab, University of Waterloo – Stratford Campus
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Digital Media Lab, University of Waterloo – Stratford Campus

Stratford, Canada

The Digital Media Lab building represents a significant first step in the phased development of the New Stratford Campus for the University of Waterloo.  While the programming focus will be digital media, the campus will capitalize on emerging technologies as it grows to become one of the most exciting, dynamic educational environments in North America.  The Digital Media building will house faculty, staff and students in the Master of Digital Innovation (MDI) program and the Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) program along with a Centre of Excellence in digital media commercialization and research.  The 45,000 square foot, three-storey facility is located on a brown field site and is inspired by the industrial and railway heritage the adjacent industrial...

Vellore Village Joint-Use Complex
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Vellore Village Joint-Use Complex

Woodbridge, Canada

This exciting new educational/recreational complex integrates a new secondary school and community centre within a 35-acre district park.  One of the largest projects of its type in Ontario, the complex is designed to maximize the sharing of facilities, yet maintain their own distinctive character and identity for each owner.  The building is organized along an interior street that links both major entrances and provides access to shared areas of the complex which includes a major aquatic complex, cafeteria, four gymnasiums, visual arts, music and theatre arts rooms.  This linear organization of the major program spaces becomes the common, integrated area for the complex, anchored at either end by administrative areas. The district park contains a broad range of...

Burnhamthorpe Branch Library & Cultural Centre
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Burnhamthorpe Branch Library & Cultural Centre

Mississauga, Canada

Designed in 1974 by Raymond Moriyama, the existing building, with its distinguishable sculptural form and multitude of floor and ceiling level changes, is a significant example of Canadian modernism providing a unique combination of library and theatre services to the Burnhamthorpe community of Mississauga.  Apart from accommodating program additions and functional improvements, ZAS enhanced the building’s street presence and provided spatial identity to both major existing tenants - the theatre and the library, as well as the new occupant of the facility – the local community outreach agency offices.  Sensitive and respectful of the heritage nature of the existing architecture, new building elements radically depart from its current form and materiality.  The...

Hershey Centre Sports Complex
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Hershey Centre Sports Complex

Mississauga, Canada

Phase One: The Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors make their home in this multi-award winning complex.  Phase One consists of a 5,400-seat stadium and one community ice rink.  The main stadium can accommodate major sporting events, trade shows and entertainment activities. The facility also includes 27 private box suites, a club lounge, a public restaurant and offices and various retail shops.  Phase One was completed in 12 short months using a fast-track mode of construction management. Phase Two: Our team was re-engaged to add two new community rinks alongside the existing single pad rink completed as part of Phase One. There are back-to-back central support spines in both levels in this expansion. The grade level serves the players and...