|CLIENT:||BMW CANADA INC.|
|CONSULTANT:||QUADRANGLE ARCHITECTS INC.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT|
|Project SIZE:||100,000 SQ. FT.|
|AWARDS:||TORONTO CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION BEST OF THE BEST AWARD ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE|
BMW Toronto’s unique features include a backlit billboard-style facade and a "matchbox" display that illuminates two sets of three cars in the centre middle section of the building. Cars are transported via two hydraulic elevators, each with the capacity to transport a vehicle while clients enjoy the as well as a scenic glass elevator. With 24 service bays, seven wash bays and showroom space encompassing over 100,000 square feet, this facility is the largest of its kind in Canada.
Challenges included executing major structural modifications to the existing building while maintaining an aggressive schedule. Bird worked with the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority to ensure that the adjacent Don River was not compromised by the construction activity on the remediated site.