The Deaf Culture Centre was designed by Quadrangle Architects Limited is located in Toronto, Canada. Spread over two levels and occupying 4,500 square feet, the Center has a museum, art gallery, gift shop, research and archives, offices and a multimedia production studio. Because the usual problems of architectural design and soundproofing are not a factor in this project, Quadrangle was free to create open spaces in the Center through a half-walls in offices and meeting rooms to give an idea areas larger and more airy, which creates a distinct sense of openness and privacy at a time.
Design for the deaf community also need to design unique solutions, such as glass panels between offices to create sight lines for communication, cornices around the center so hands can be freed for the sign language and vibrant colors that speak to the needs of the deaf community to report their visual space. As a source of inspiration for this small group including the space of elements of the media, Quadrangle turned to one of its most successful projects in progress, Citytv, for ideas and incorporated many elements of the philosophy of Citytv design in the center, such as spaces open-flexible and a good flow throughout the building.
Using design elements such as walls and mobile screens, the space center expands or contracts to be used comfortably by two or two hundred people. The concept features opening the first floor as a display area that can easily be transformed into a space suitable for events, a kitchen where cooking demonstrations may take place, a greeting area suitable for large groups of children visiting school, a reception area and gift shop. Upstairs the open flow continues with a conference room that can also be used as a training room and exhibition space, a multimedia studio opened with Internet distribution as well as offices and archives.