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MaRS Discovery District - Building "B", Toronto

The Medical and Related Sciences (MaRS) Discovery District Building “B” involved the integration of an existing heritage building, the College Wing, with the new state-of-the-art office and laboratory space. The College Wing was subjected to partial demolition and extensive renovation and was linked to the new 10-storey facility by an atrium, located directly behind the College Wing. The College Wing is predominantly an office space with the bulk of the new south Tower devoted to laboratories. The 38,000 m2 building design incorporated high levels of electrical and mechanical support services to facilitate new research and development programs. The building was specifically designed to allow for a mobile and fluid end client, thus necessitating ways and means of tailoring both structural loading and air-supply requirements on an ongoing basis.  

Number of Storeys: 10
Size:  38,000 sq. m.

Photos Courtesy of Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.