Located in Toronto, Canada, Exploring sophisticated technology to realise projects that are kind to the earth was designed by Quadrangle Architects Limited are unashamedly Canadian. They believe the inspirational power of architecture should be accessible to everyone in the workplaces, residences and commercial spaces of everyday life. They believe beauty and business go together, and that creative design and sustainability are inseparable. They use the tools of their craft – light, space, materials and movement – to build for emerging industries and create commercial value. They explore sophisticated technology to realise projects that are kind to the earth.
Originality in the air – 130 Bloor Street: For Toronto’s most prestigious location, Quadrangle imagined an ultra-luxury condominium development built atop an existing modernist tower. Challenges included reinforcing the existing structure, preserving a Philip Johnson penthouse and keeping offices open. This project won the 2009 RAIC Award for Innovation (December 2009).