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

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

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Toronto, Canada
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  16500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Trillium Architectural Products
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University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / Hariri Pontarini Architects + B+H Architects - Facade
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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.

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

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / Hariri Pontarini Architects + B+H Architects - Sofa, Lighting
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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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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.

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / Hariri Pontarini Architects + B+H Architects - Table, Chair
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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.

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / Hariri Pontarini Architects + B+H Architects - Facade, Windows, Handrail, Beam
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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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Address:Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada

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