Broadway Tech Centre
An extensive and thoughtful redevelopment of seventeen acres of under-utilized and functionally obsolete warehouse space has led to the creation of a world-class business campus and distribution centre. The unique, pedestrian-orientated, high-tech campus consists of seven low-rise buildings covering a total area of 900,000 ft² Each building embodies the fusion of sustainable industrial design and urban functionality, incorporating horizontal lines with large continuous bands of glazing. South-facing sunshades not only act as environmental modifiers but also provide a distinctive architectural accent. Industrial corrugated metal siding is combined with a glass curtain wall and composite metal paneling, to signify the balance of production, design and corporate culture within the high-tech industry.
Designed on a grid of pedestrian-scaled streets, individual buildings are interconnected by covered walkways and elegantly landscaped open spaces. The campus incorporates a café, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts and a fitness facility. Attractive south-facing plazas contain a soft landscaping of trees, while reflective pools, waterfalls and native and adaptive landscaping offer active, yet contemplative, surroundings.
Broadway Tech Centre has been recognized by the Urban Development Institute, (UDI), for excellence in Urban Development/Office Development and by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The project was also a winner of the 2002 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Comprehensive Development Award.