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Last edited 23 Mar 2018
The HUB, Toronto
In March 2018, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) released the first images of The HUB, a 130,000 sq. m (1.4 million sq. ft) commercial tower for Toronto, Canada. The winner of an international competition in 2017, the design is described as having the ‘potential to become a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline.’
Located at 30 Bay Street in Toronto’s South Core, The HUB will have an exterior dominated by structural steelwork and transparency, in keeping with the existing urban fabric, but it will also offer column-free office space and multi-storey atria.
Graham Stirk, senior partner of RSHP, said:
“We are excited to have this opportunity to design a landmark building for Toronto’s skyline. Our design brings together many key elements of our work, including structural steelwork, transparency, and connectivity to the urban fabric around it, to form an office in harmony with its surroundings.
“30 Bay Street has a unique and innovative structure which allows the building to hover above the Toronto Harbour Commission Building, creating a unique and harmonious relationship between the two buildings, and bringing a lively diversity to the downtown area. Our structure also enables the creation of column free office space and opportunities for multi-storey atria through the tower which will provide a high quality working environment for the building’s tenants.”
Richard Paul, Partner, RSHP said:
"I am delighted to be working with Oxford Properties on our first Canadian high rise in Toronto. The 30 Bay Street site provides an excellent opportunity to continue strengthening the urban linkage and public realm between the downtown core and the waterfront.”
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