Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge
Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge
Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge

Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge

FORT ERIE, ONTARIO

CLIENT:PEACE BRIDGE AUTHORITY
CONSULTANT:NORR LIMITED ARCHITECTS
CONTRACT TYPE:STIPULATED SUM
Project VALUE:$30,600,000
Project SIZE:130,750 SQ. FT.
DURATION:20 MONTHS
AWARDS:ONTARIO CONCRETE AWARDS FOR PRECAST CONCRETE STRUCTURAL DESIGN INNOVATION • CANADIAN WOOD COUNCIL WOOD DESIGN AWARD & WOODWORK AWARD FOR INSTITUTIONAL WOOD DESIGN • 20+10+X WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY AWARDS CITATION BY HONORARY MEMBERS
Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge

Supported on slender steel columns, the roof’s wooden structure on the Canadian Plaza evokes the indigenous peoples’ long house structure and the canoe - one of the earliest forms of transport used to cross the local Niagara River.

The redevelopment was purposed to help reduce congestion and enhance security. This project includes a two-storey refugee processing facility and a three-storey Peace Bridge Authority administration building. Bird completed this project in phases in order to keep the high-volume facility fully operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge
Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge : Projects : Bird Construction