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School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 June, 2010
School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects
School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects

School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects School of Pharmacy / Hariri Pontarini Architects +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • Architect

    Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • Partner In Charge

    Siamak Hariri
  • Budget

    $36M
  • Area

    0.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. The University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy was designed and built to not only provide a suitable learning environment for students and faculty, but to also act as a catalyst for its immediate community, as well as presenting the city of Kitchener with a distinct landmark.

A public and private partnership between the city of Kitchener and University of Waterloo, formed in 2003, created an opportunity for the city to offer the land and funding and subsequently obtain a facility that would offer an imperative education, pharmaceutical services to the community and would also present a landmark on the urban landscape. The result is a hybrid of school and clinic that sets an important precedent for future developments in this realm. As such, the project incorporates a rich program, mixing faculty and student laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms, an auditorium, an herbarium, a family clinic, and a commercial pharmacy.

Designed around a series of interactive spaces, the building encourages collaboration and dynamic interaction between students and faculty. The enclosed courtyard and central fireplace gathering space allows for the relaxed exchange of ideas, while the herbarium and medicinal garden are designed to encourage a more broad and holistic approach to the subject matter itself.

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James · July 07, 2010

Initially, as a local resident, I too was a bit curious about the aesthetics of the buildings facade. Since its completion (and as someone who sees the building nearly everyday), I've grown to appreciate its unique character. I believe that, with so much new development happening in Kitchener’s downtown core, this building will surely establish itself within its surroundings.

ygogolak · June 25, 2010

I like the facade. Similar affect as the National Library in Paris by Chipperfield.

T · June 25, 2010

Nice Try with the facade - but Failed !!!

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Steve · June 25, 2010

The facade is horrendous. While the building is laid out and executed well, the exterior is completely contrary to its surroundings. Completely disjointed from the buildings around it. Really a shame, it looked much better on paper.

Oliver · June 29, 2010 09:06 PM

The building plan is effective and flows nicely. The detailing and materiality inside is generally above average for this part of the world.
And I appreciate the referential playful exterior. Who says architectural embellishment can't be literal and playful. Good on them for having the guts to do it.
As far as the surroundings and blending in is concerned. The surroundings are standard industrial junk that is no longer relevant and about to be gentrified.

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