Our tall wood building project, The Arbour, wins 2 international awards

The Arbour - exterior

Our upcoming tall wood building The Arbour continues to generate excitement a year after the project was announced. The plan and concept for our sustainable building recently won two prestigious awards celebrating future projects.

The Arbour won the Sustainability Prize at the 2019 Architectural Review Future Project Awards in Cannes, France on March 13—an event that celebrates excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects around the world.

The Arbour was also recognized with a 2018 Rethinking the Future Award in the Institutional Concept category. Rethinking the Future is an international organization that serves as “a hub for architecture and design” that envisions a future where architects and designers aim to meet human needs in a sustainable way.

“The project brings an innovative structural approach that revolutionizes the future of large span tall wood construction by fully taking advantage of the spanning capabilities of cross laminated timber structures,” Rethinking the Future said of The Arbour project.

Vote for The Arbour in 2019 Azure Magazine Awards

Our tall-wood plan is also a finalist in the 2019 Azure Magazine Awards in the Unbuilt Buildings category. Winning entries are selected by the public. You can cast your vote for The Arbour until May 3 at azuremagazine.com.

Moriyama and Teshima Architects along with Acton Ostry Architects designed The Arbour, which will be the first tall wood institutional building in Ontario. Construction on this eye-catching addition to our Waterfront Campus is slated to start in 2021.