IBI Group is providing architectural, planning and placemaking services to realize the development of a new downtown district in Mississauga, Ontario. Once complete, the project will embody the vision of a ’15-minute community’ with a range of restaurants, shops, hotels and housing located within walking distance of each other.
Creating a 15-minute community in the heart of Mississauga
IBI Group was retained by Camrost Developments to provide architectural and master planning services to the Exchange District in Mississauga, Ontario. The mixed-use space is envisioned to be a pedestrian-friendly community comprised of two iconic towers and two complementary buildings occupied by a range of retail, residential and entertainment space.
The district’s main towers were designed to stand out against the skyline with cantilevers and soffits that sit atop each of the towers and reflect ambient light at night to create a dynamic, colourful cityscape. The towers are made up of a series of rectangular human-scaled blocks that alternate in orientation every six floors, creating a highly articulated and visually appealing form.
The district’s design prioritizes sustainability to create a one-of-a-kind mixed-use neighbourhood that is environmentally conscious. At 66 storeys, the largest of the four towers is set to become the tallest residential building in Ontario to utilize geothermal power. In addition, each of the four towers utilizes a VRF mechanical system to heat and cool the buildings.
Designed in collaboration with Jablonsky Ast, Integral, Trace Engineering, Mulvey and Banani and Maed Collective (formerly Jovan Huard), the Exchange District is a tangible example of the future of city building, offering residents everything they could need within 15 minutes.
Vertical Master Plan of the Year
By National Association Home Builders (NAHB)
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