60 Atlantic

Toronto / Canada / 2014

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Originally built in 1898 as a wine warehouse, 60 Atlantic has been repurposed as a three-storey commercial building and urban catalyst for area growth, with a new corten steel and glass addition that makes the building both accessible and aesthetically striking. The focus of the building is on establishing urban connectivity - its restoration and establishment of value through creative and contemporary intervention support the idea that the value of heritage is not only in preservation but in reasserting relevance.


A glass circulation addition punctuated by two 13 m tall Corten steel clad volumes that glow like lanterns at night transforms this hybrid of office, retail and gathering spot. The interiors embrace the site’s history with an enlarged Goad’s Fire Atlas wall graphic, while a supergraphic ‘60’ on the exterior by artist Pascal Paquette gives the building a bold identity. The design highlights both old and new with contrasting brick that patch openings and cast-iron floor plates that knit together the two formerly separate buildings and carriageway between.

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    Originally built in 1898 as a wine warehouse, 60 Atlantic has been repurposed as a three-storey commercial building and urban catalyst for area growth, with a new corten steel and glass addition that makes the building both accessible and aesthetically striking. The focus of the building is on establishing urban connectivity - its restoration and establishment of value through creative and contemporary intervention support the idea that the value of heritage is not only in preservation but in...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Client Hullmark
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Office Buildings / Interior Design / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings
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