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At ZAS, we have provided strategic support for public services and facilities in the urban environment with a significant impact on the quality of life.

Public facilities are urban objects designated to fulfil supportive functions related to the health and well-being of the citizens of a modern society or urban area.

The provision of public services and facilities in the urban environment has a significant impact on the quality of life that residents and others enjoy. Good quality local public services, including education and training opportunities, health care and community facilities, are identified as one of the key elements for a Sustainable Communities Plan connected with crime reduction and community safety Community centres are public locations where members of a community tend to gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes. They may sometimes be open for the whole community or for a specialised group within the greater community. Cultural centre is an organization, building or complex that promotes culture and arts. Cultural centers can be neighborhood community arts organizations, private facilities, government-sponsored, or activist-run.

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University

The concept design for the Bergeron Centre is fully rooted in the academic mission of the school and translated into a design that is bold, original and iconic.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

ZAS was tasked by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to design a campus master plan that embodies RIT’s vision as a global institution.

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The Collection, Dubai Festival City

This new 85,000, sqm 3-level expansion caters to high class shoppers through a variety of luxury retail locations.

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The Source Sports Club Complex

This unique sports centred mixed use precinct will distinguish “The Source” at Al Ain as a sporting destination that will be talked about throughout the world.

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Canoe landing community centre, schools and childcare

With the city of Toronto continuing to grow in population, the city will grow vertically, meaning the need for this type of education/community facility will be vital.

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Vellore village school & recreation centre

The project’s innovation lies in taking a highly complex building program and translating those needs into a unique and innovative design solution, ensuring a distinct identity for each partner.

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Al Othaim City Development

The program includes:

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Toronto Montessori College

The simple clarity of the plan, creates dynamic interior spaces with visual overviews throughout, resulting a light-filled and comfortable environment.

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ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RENOVATIONS COMPETITION

Our design concept enunciates the strong connection between nature and technology.

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Vaughan Civic Centre Public Resource Library

The planning of the library is both outward and inward looking and is based on a courtyard typology to create a green oasis at its centre.

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Mountainside Arena & Pool

The revitalized arena and pool facilities make Mountainside Park an exciting venue for year round recreational activity accessible to all members of the community.

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Hershey Sportszone

ZAS developed an extensive overall master plan that established a wayfinding program and guidelines that assure the new brands consistent application at each of the facilities within the campus.

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Carmen Corbasson Community Centre

To compliment the interior environment, ZAS used a combination of materials for the signage program, including glass, acrylic, and bright coloured vinyl.

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Bill crothers school for athletics and healthy active living

The “Healthy” mandate goes beyond simply physical activity and includes a concern for environmental quality and the health of the wider environment.

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Beaty Branch Library

With a new visual brand and façade signage it has become a visual anchor in the community.

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Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library

Sustainable design strategies and systems have been utilized to ensure the facility will achieve LEED Silver certification.

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Dipl Quarter Celeb Hall Design Competition

The proximity of the local Aga Khan award winning landscaped edge to the Diplomatic Quarter provides direction for prestigious architecture and a high degree of creativity.

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Ministry of Civil Services Headquarter

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Halton Hills Public Library Acton Branch

ZAS’ design of the interior is welcoming to all, acting as a public living room for the community.

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Prince Sultan University (PSU) Ladies Club

Ladies Club offering recreational and educational facilities on 5 levels connected to the existing building on a raea of approx 6.500 sqm. Including a professional gym, swimming pool, bowling area, numerous training facilities. Educational area with classrooms, lecture hall and a 900 sq.m library.

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Al Rajhi Cultural Centre

Development is in Hail, KSA.

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Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

ZAS supplied designs for a comprehensive interior signage system, donor monument, and exterior signage.

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Head Office at the Air Canada Centre

MLSE challenged ZAS to develop a state-of-the-art interior environment.

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Port Credit Memorial Arena

Extensive community consultation with the various recreation user groups was conducted to ensure the functional needs of the redeveloped arena were considered and satisfied.

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Information Centres at Pearson International Airport

As part of the corporate rebranding of the airport, the centres feature the vibrant brand colours of the new Airport Authority logo.

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Painswick Library

A major effort was the integrating building graphics to create iconic external expressions – some literal and others abstract – that identify its significance as a new public building.

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BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT

This state-of-the-art building and a pedestrian tunnel are routed under the Western Gap connecting the mainland to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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Churchill Meadows Library & Community Centre

ZAS completed the signage wayfinding system for the Library and Community Centre.

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Ryerson University Central Library / Besse Learning Commons Donor Wall

Centrally located within the University Campus, the existing library occupies eight levels within the multi-storey Jorgenson Hall building.

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Norton Place Park

Part of the design objective was to integrate the building into a master plan that will seek to improve the overall security, beauty, and function of the park in the community.

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Scott library, second floor york university

These new library spaces provide a transformation from a “house for books” to a “house for learners”, and acknowledge the distinctive role of the library as the key learning environment beyond the classroom.

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Women’s Wellness Centre

The design aims to deliver on a consistent basis the highest standards of care and service dedicated to the needs and convenience of women in an environment designed purely for them.

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The Hershey Centre

The multi-purpose, $30M complex represents a significant step in the creation of a recreational precinct for this rapidly growing city.

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Milton Performing Arts Centre, Visual Arts Centre & Central Library

Located at a prominent intersection, our concept design capitalizes on its’ gateway location to create a substantial and powerful Civic Campus for its citizens.

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Mapleview Community centre

Building on its reputation as an integral organization within the community, our concept design expresses openness, and approachability and serenity.

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Lootah Medawi Hospital

The hospital design reflects a blend of traditional Arabic culture influences and modern functionalism.

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Wellesley Community centre

Visual transparency from the street and within the building achieves dynamic results.

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Jaffari community centre & cultural centre

Our master plan design recognizes the natural beauty of the site in an attempt to create a campus of buildings, each with a unique yet complementary character.

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Edithvale Community Centre

The project is distinguishable for it’s attempts to mend a fragmented urban fabric both architecturally and socially, becoming a beacon that supports the City’s plans to encourage development along its Avenues.

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Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility

The vision for the site was to create a ‘campus’ of available facilities for the community.

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Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

This unique $10M cultural facility combines programs for a new 475- seat concert hall and a sports gallery/entertainment centre.

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Burnhamthorpe Branch Library & Cultural Centre

Apart from accommodating program additions and functional improvements, we enhanced
the building’s street presence and provided spatial identity.

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Ken Cox Community Centre & Regional Arts centre

This new secondary school and community centre is a jointly planned facility for the local School Board and City.

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