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Cossette V7 / Teeple Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 October, 2014
Cossette V7 / Teeple Architects
Cossette V7  / Teeple Architects, © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Evan Dion © Scott Norsworthy + 17

  • Associate Architect

    Luc Bouliane Architect Inc.
  • Base-Building Architect

    Jedd Jones Architect Inc.
  • Project Team

    Stephen Teeple, Richard Lai, Tanya Cazzin, Lang Cheng, Ingmar Mak, Luc Bouliane, Natasha Lebel
  • Construction Manager

    Goddard Construction Management Services
  • Structural Fit-Up

    Valentin Engineering Ltd.
  • Mechanical Fit-Up

    Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Electrical Fit-Up

    Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Building Code

    David Hine Engineering Inc.
  • Marketing & Communications

    Bridget Kane, Amanda Chong
  • Honours & Awards

    Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Evan Dion
© Evan Dion

Text description provided by the architects. This major renovation project involved the dramatic transformation of a former munitions factory into the new Toronto headquarters for the Cossette Media family of agencies.

Diagram 2, West Elevation
Diagram 2, West Elevation

The large-bay structure of the existing building – which had been broken into a dark warren of small rooms by a previous tenant – was recovered during the project, creating a bright and vibrant atmosphere that is reflective of the values of the client as well as a unique address for each of the different agencies operated by Cossette.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

The design brings the agencies together along an active interior street along which interaction occurs access is provided to numerous shared services – from collaboration areas, cafe space and meeting rooms, to management, editing and production facilities. This strategy creates a lively central spine, bringing each facet of the agency together, while offering the autonomy and security required by each unit.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

By restoring the original large-bay structure of the building and the use of meeting pods in the floating mezzanine, the beauty of the original industrial space is restored while also introducing an abundance of daylight into all work spaces, regardless of their location within the building.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Cossette V7 / Teeple Architects" 27 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/559937/cossette-v7-teeple-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884