Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects were chosen from 33 global submissions and then a shortlist of five finalists.
The 65,000-sq.-ft., $37-million project is one of the first in Canada for a municipal client using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model.
The building will incorporate a three-storey heritage building and rise 23-storeys at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues.
The 245,000-sq.-ft. addition to the community hospital offers renewed ambulatory care clinics, labour and delivery suites, NICU and major surgical facilities.
The $33-million Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) was designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, consulting engineers included WSP and Integral.
The project involves constructing an eight-story patient care tower and three-story connection, as well as renovations to the existing hospital.
The Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning combines a new home for the undergraduate clubs with engineering research in a building that functions as a living laboratory of sustainability.
The College set a high bar for energy-efficient design with a “net zero utility cost to operate” goal for the new facility.
“We are now in the design stage and we expect to be building within 12 months.” —Paul Vogt, Red River College president
Sustainable design features include a rainfall recycling system, green roof and an electronic rolling blind system to control the amount of light and solar gain coming through the glass façade.
The eight-storey building will rise adjacent to the SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal, to be operated by York Region Rapid Transit, and the terminus of the extension of the TTC Spadina subway line.