Our products are present in large works in Canada, a number being recognized in the Ontario Concrete Awards, which pay tribute to the work of architects, engineers and proprietors who contribute to the success of the concrete industry in the province. In 2014, four works featuring our products received awards: the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare hospital complex, the University of Ottawa Social Sciences Faculty, the Fung Loy Kok Taoist temple and the Aga Khan Museum. Learn a little more about these works:
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Hospital Complex
In 2003, a project was underway to modernize and expand the installations of the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare hospital and research center in Toronto, Canada, a treatment complex for patients requiring complex care. Its 680 thousand square meters comprehend a ten-storey building holding 404 beds, with rooms designed to optimize treatment, equipped with leading edge equipment and bathed in natural light. Each floor has dining rooms, activity rooms and areas designed to stimulate patient interaction and social participation.
The University of Ottawa Social Sciences Faculty
For the first time ever in the history of the University of Ottawa in Canada, the 10 thousand students in the Social Science Faculty, its 260 lecturers and 100 employees were located together in the same building, providing more and better opportunities for teaching and research. The building received an award in the Institutional Construction category.
The new 15-storey building is located in an area of 25,299 m² and is compliant with rigorous environmental guidelines, reflecting the university's values and commitment to sustainable development.
The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, a Taoist temple in Toronto.
The temple, created by the award-winning office Shim-Sutcliffe Architects won in the Materials Development & Innovation category. The plans incorporated the use of a special concrete known as Shrink GuardTM to meet the building's rigorous technical specifications requiring the construction of complex geometrical forms and a high level finish in all exposed areas.
The Aga Khan Museum & the Ismaili Center
Inaugurated in September 2014 in Toronto, the museum exhibits more than one thousand works of art that present an overall view of the artistic production of Muslim civilization from the Iberian Peninsula to China. The museum received an award in the Innovation in Structural Design category in the 2014 Ontario Concrete Awards.
Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Center