Timber framing on T3 Sterling Road climbs to 8 floors

After more than a year of construction, T3 Sterling Street, A comprehensive timber office has developed near Dundas West subway station, Bloor GO station, and UPX in Toronto’s West End, with framing for the first two buildings nearing completion. It is located in the south corner of Junction Triangle, T3 Sterling Road, like Bayside She drew attention with her bold and reformist approach to the office environment and cutting-edge sustainable building methods.

T3 takes its name from the founding values ​​of the design curriculum: timber, transit and technology, made by Heinz To replicate the aesthetic of brick and beam buildings on transit-connected sites while providing best-in-class building systems and amenities. Here, Hines teamed up with an old partner DLR مجموعة groupa Chicago-based architecture firm, and Hazelview Investmentsto revive T3 Sterling Road.

Aerial view facing southeast showing the West Building, East Building and Park on the T3 Sterling Road Campus, Image courtesy of Hines

As the first phase of development progressed, the site began to look like the modern office campus it would eventually become, largely due to the state of rapid development of the first two buildings; The East Building rises 6 floors and is directly adjacent to the Toronto Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in the Tower Automotive Building, while the West Building next to it is 8 floors. The two buildings are accessible via a new extension of the area’s road network, and together they will provide 275,000 square feet of office space.

Pictures taken early this week show the progress, particularly in the West Building, with timber framing at the top of the building’s eight floors. Additionally, the photos show GlasRoc casings installed up to the third floor, selected for their resistance to the Canadian elements.

Ground-level view of the West Building showing framing up to the eighth floor, image courtesy of Heinz

Another significant milestone in the construction progress of the West Building occurred on Monday, when the first parts of the development’s window wall system were installed. The image below shows floor-to-ceiling windows, approximately 12 feet high with bright black finishes, that will soon cover the majority of the exterior of both buildings.

Ground-level view of the installation of the window wall system in the West Building, image courtesy of Heinz

For the east building, we can see that the structure has reached the fourth floor, with columns ready to start work on the fifth floor.

Ground-level view of the East Building showing framing up to the fourth floor, image courtesy of Heinz

Even with only a portion of the total exterior finish installed, the frame provides a good idea of ​​the completed effect, given the minimalist and modern approach to the final design. Recreating the much-desired aesthetic of brick and beam industrial buildings, T3 Sterling Road thrives on natural light pouring into its large, open-ceilinged 11’9″ floor slabs, designed to attract tenants hoping to attract and retain the best talent in the post-COVID work environment.

Interior view featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and an open concept for each floor, image courtesy of Heinz

The experience-oriented approach is aligned with comprehensive wood construction in many unique ways. First of all, wooden construction is the most sustainable building approach in terms of carbon emissions. Not only are emissions reduced due to the lack of concrete used, the wooden structure also stores carbon, 3,646 metric tons in this case, to be exact. T3 Sterling Road has also made sustainability a top priority by pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, which doubles down on commitments to energy efficiency in construction and operation. In this way, the collective timber use of an office space becomes a transparent and outward expression of the company’s values ​​at a time when the values ​​are central to the public image of any brand.

Furthermore, T3 Sterling Road is built on the belief that the best place to work is the right workplace; Outside of the premium retail space in both buildings, features like private balconies on every level, rooftop terraces, staff lounge and collaboration area, a one-acre private garden, fitness center, and end-of-the-ride facilities for cyclists are just a few of the amenities to be expected. The employees enjoy it throughout their work week.

The ground level view shows the eastern building with an outdoor rest space, photo courtesy of Heinz

Phase one is expected to be completed by this time next year, and the team hopes to start phase two after that. Phase two will see the construction of a third building, Foundry, to the campus across Sterling Street to the east, along with the development of another garden space.

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