Fast + Epp to work on “The Arbour”
April 4, 2018
George Brown College announced that Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Acton Ostry Architects with Fast+Epp, structural engineers, have been selected as the winning team to design The Arbour on Toronto’s waterfront.
“Fast+Epp is naturally thrilled to be part of the team selected to build a landmark, tall wood, low carbon building in Toronto,” says Paul Fast, Fast+Epp Founder and Principal.
The team was one of four shortlisted for the international competition.
The Arbour, a $130 million project, features an innovative structural design that harnesses the unique two-way spanning capability of cross laminated timber (CLT). The floors are comprised of an array of CLT panels supported by timber columns that ultimately create a clean, flat, point-supported surface for unobstructed service distribution. This structural concept should significantly reduce construction and fabrication time, while achieving larger spans suitable for institutional spaces.
The 10 storey, 16,250 square-metre facility, will serve as an educational hub for George Brown College and will include a Tall Wood Research Institute.
“This project is a really special one, and we look forward to working with George Brown College and the design team,” adds Fast.
Construction of The Arbour is scheduled to begin in 2021.