Designed by the architectural team of Zeidler and Snøhetta, the stunning new Student Learning Centre marks Ryerson’s new face in downtown Toronto.
Northern Facades received the prestigious “Project of the Year” award from the Society of Facade Engineers for its work on the Ryerson building.
The triple glazed transparent glass skin of the 155,000 square-foot Student Learning Centre features a surface design consisting of a unique glass digital frit pattern that creates varying light qualities within the interior space. A Northern Facades custom unitized curtain wall system (60% recycled aluminum content) was designed for the project, the curtain wall was engineered and tested to accommodate the complex varying facade tilt angles and sloped skylights including an integrated mullion detail to accommodate interior mechanical sun shading. The unique glass frit pattern was required to transition onto the adjoining aluminum panel at the North elevation and Northern Facades working with a specialist supplier achieved this effectively through perforating the pattern into the metal panel.