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Perkins + Will Unveils Green-Roofed LEED Silver Instructional Centre for the University of Toronto
Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 8, 2013 @ 10:15 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments
With the University of Toronto Mississauga’s commitment to sustainability in mind, Perkins + Will  set out to design a multi-use academic building that not only uses renewable energy, but also embraces the natural beauty of the surrounding land. With varying classroom sizes, the Instructional Centre is organized in three stacked volumes, including a large and medium lecture hall . The exterior is clad with gorgeous green pre-patinaed copper, coupled with floor to ceiling windows, which gives lounges and classrooms a full view of the trees outside, while flooding each with natural light.
Aside from an excess of natural lighting, geothermic heating and cooling  help the facility to keep energy consumption low. Green roofs on the structure block solar gain, but also help the facility to harmonize with the lushly planted grounds of the university. Inside, the Instructional Centre is open and airy, directly connecting students with the natural beauty of the campus, while providing serene places to study and learn.
Perkins + Will ’s Instructional Centre is combines both green architecture with tranquility, creating an ideal place for young minds to learn.
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URLs in this post:
 University of Toronto: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/
 LEED Silver complex: http://inhabitat.com/adobes-new-leed-gold-designed-campus-connects-with-the-outdoors-in-utah/
 Perkins + Will: http://www.perkinswill.ca
 lush green roof: http://inhabitat.com/facebook-gets-approval-for-green-roofed-frank-gehry-designed-menlo-park-campus/
 Perkins + Will: http://inhabitat.com/northeastern-universitys-seattle-campus-on-track-for-leed-platinum-rating/
 large and medium lecture hall: http://inhabitat.com/the-interims-audimax-lecture-hall-in-munich-is-encased-in-an-undulating-wooden-facade/
 geothermic heating and cooling: http://inhabitat.com/tag/geothermal-energy/
 Perkins + Will: http://inhabitat.com/innovative-sprout-space-prefab-classroom-on-its-way-to-the-national-building-museum/
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-architecture/university-torontos-new-instructional-centre-green-inside-and-out/
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