Total Size: 20,000m2
As part of an invited design competition, Chmiel Architects submitted designs for a new office headquarters located on the East side of Chaudière Island as part of the Zibi redevelopment project. The proposed site offers prominent views of the Parliamentary Precinct, the skylines of downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, and the Ottawa River and Chaudière falls.
The project includes retail space, a gymnasium, service space and a cafeteria on the ground floor, with three levels of underground parking. There are eight stories dedicated for office use and additional amenity space located on the rooftop level. The project was designed to LEED Canada New Construction at the Silver certification level, in keeping with the goal and vision of creating a world-class sustainable development at Zibi.
The building features floor to floor curtain wall glazing on all facades emphasizing the 360 degree view of the national capital region. Perched on Chaudière Island, the verticality of the building is emphasized through the use of exaggerated mullion fins and concrete columns projecting upwards, culminating at the rooftop terrace. The rooftop level houses the building’s mechanical/ electrical rooms, meeting rooms and amenity areas beneath a soaring butterfly roof structure which projects over the two large roof terraces.