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Father redmond school & regional arts centre at humber college campus

The design concept for the school is distinguishable by its compact form, and an attempt to create a series of smaller building components or “pods” that pin-wheel internally around a three-storey student forum.

Located within Colonel Samuel Smith Park adjacent Lake Ontario, this new secondary school and community centre is a jointly planned facility for the local School Board and City. This historic park is currently undergoing an extensive transformation and adaptive re-use of heritage building structures for cultural, educational and recreational public uses. The design concept for the 130,000 s.f. school is distinguishable by its compact form, and an attempt to create a series of smaller building components or “pods” that pin-wheel internally around a three-storey student forum. The result is a dynamic central forum that is an extension of the rooms that surround it’s perimeter. All classrooms are provided with natural light and a panoramic view of the park
and the campus. The design also provides for future phased
expansion of the community centre.
j.v. with MJM Architects

Client

TCDSB City of Toronto

Awards

Innovative Learning Environment Award,
Recognized Value, School Construction News