Integration and deliberate blurring of ‘landscape architecture’ and ‘architecture’. Springdale Library & Komagata Maru Park by RDHA

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Architects
RDHA. Design Principal.- Tyler Sharp
Project team
Managing Principal.- Bob Goyeche. Project Manager.- Sanjoy Pal. Staff.- Shelley Vanderwal, Carlos Tavares, Juan Caballero, Soo-Jin Rim, Gladys Cheung, Lisa Sato, Simon Routh, Anton Freundorfer.
Collaborators
Structural Engineer.- WSP Canada, Andrew Dionne. Mechanical Engineer.- Jain Sustainability Consultants, Ezzat Mitri & Mohammed Khan. Electrical Engineer.- Jain Sustainability Consultants, Raed Hindi. LEED Consultant.- Jain Sustainability Consultants, Brad Hollebrandse. Civil Engineer.- Valdor Engineering, David Giugovaz. Landscape Architect.- NAK Design Strategies, Robert Ng. Water Features Consultant.- Resicom, Rob Brogee. Specifications.- DGS Consulting Services, Don Shortreed.
Client
City of Brampton.
Area
26,000 sf (2,418 sqm).
Dates
Summer 2019.
Budget
$16,670,000
Photography
Nic Lehoux
Awards
2020 Governor General’s Medal for Architecture
2020 ALA/IIDA National Interior Design Award of Excellence
2020 RAIC National Urban Design Awards - Certificate of Merit
2019 Brampton Urban Design Award of Excellence
2019 CISC Award of Excellence
2019 OLA Library Building Award
2015 Canadian Architect Award for Design Excellence

RDH Architects. RDHA

RDHA is a Toronto-based studio specializing in architecture for the public realm. Founded in 1919, the firm has a wide-ranging body of work, encompassing corporate headquarters, industrial facilities, academic buildings, transportation facilities, recreation centres, libraries, secure buildings and interiors.

Over the past ten years they have focused on producing intelligent, concept driven architecture of the highest caliber. The firm now feels and acts like an emerging design studio, while their 100 year legacy provides a solid backbone of technical and managerial experience.

Consequently they have re-emerged as one of Canada's most acclaimed design firms, winning more than forty provincial, national and international awards --most notably three Governor General's Medals, the 2018 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Architectural Firm Award, and the 2014 RAIC Young Architect Award for design partner Tyler Sharp.

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