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University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / B+H Architects + Hariri Pontarini Architects

  • 13:00 - 23 November, 2016
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / B+H Architects + Hariri Pontarini Architects
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / B+H Architects + Hariri Pontarini Architects, Courtesy of B+H Architects
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Courtesy of B+H Architects
Courtesy of B+H Architects

Text description provided by the architects. An iconic new home for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, the new Jackman Law building designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and B+H Architects, ushers in a new era for the school’s law students.

Courtesy of B+H Architects
Courtesy of B+H Architects

Situated next to the university’s famed Philosopher’s Walk and overlooking Queen’s Park Crescent, a dramatic new façade comprised of glass and nickel fins bend along the curve of the street, distinguishing themselves as the most identifiable feature of this landmark new building.

Courtesy of B+H Architects
Courtesy of B+H Architects

In total the renewal project introduces an additional 66,000 square feet, consolidating the previously dispersed faculty into one building, while also providing a new 210-student lecture hall, several seminar halls, new commons lounge and forum space, offices and food service space.

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Site Plan

The Osler Hoskin and Harcourt Atrium emerges as the new heart of the school. It features a three storey fireplace and large seating area that acts as a social hub, embracing a collaborative environment.

Courtesy of B+H Architects
Courtesy of B+H Architects

The renovation of the outmoded and dark Bora Laskin Law Library into a luminous pavilion--naturally lit on three sides—with the stunning 2-storey Torys Hall reading room at its centre takes the notion of collaboration one step further. Gone are the days of the library so quiet you can hear a pin drop. Modern study spaces have opened up to facilitate discussion and interaction, better reflecting the conditions of today’s workplace.

Courtesy of B+H Architects
Courtesy of B+H Architects

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law Building won the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence in 2013 and was completed in the Fall of 2016.

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Cite: "University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / B+H Architects + Hariri Pontarini Architects" 23 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799800/university-of-toronto-faculty-of-law-jackman-law-building-b-plus-h-architects-plus-hariri-pontarini-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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