Concept sketch by Greg Woods
       
     
 Leonardo da Vinci - Study of Storm Clouds (c1500)  The building's two main space are each developed as distinct territories separated by a public zone which remains open to the university at-large. A faceted ground plane contains a number of testing and prototyping facilities, a courtyard and workshop, while a raised volume contains labs, study spaces and a 'design studio' environment. 
       
     
 We wanted to exploit an ambiguity in their formal articulation to give students an opportunity to form their own image of the new engineering program as they would come to use it. The triangulation - as a tessellated surface - provided a means of visually connecting the two territories while rendering them abstractly. "The Cloud" and "The Rock" became nicknames, each offering a unique formal syntax with a common set of terms.  What follows is primarily the development of the cloud.
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Tessellation.png
       
     
 The facade with upwards of 80% repetition in three basic triangles.
       
     
 A further articulation of the three basic panels into clusters which were either glazed, back-painted glass, dichroic and metallic paints where given a surface inflection to pick up on the sun exposure at the site. Together with the overall curving shape, a dynamic sky plays out on the facade's contoured surface. 
       
     
The Bergeron Centre 32.jpg
       
     
Panel Assembly.png
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Frames (20140925) 005a bw.jpg
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Frames (20140925) 011 bw.jpg
       
     
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Lassonce (20141025) 048bw.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (2).jpg
       
     
Bergeron (15).jpg
       
     
Elevations 2013-11-29.png
       
     
 The High Bay Structural Engineering Lab, a 3-story, isolated testing facility embedded within the building.
       
     
 Views into the High Bay Structural Engineering Lab
       
     
 High Bay Structural Engineering Lab
       
     
 High Bay Structural Engineering Lab
       
     
 Main Stair to Design Labs - a principal link between the two main zones of the school, located at the main entrance.
       
     
 Main Stair to Design Labs
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 00.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 01.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 02.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 03.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 04.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 05.png
       
     
 Mechanical Penthouse
       
     
 Sun tubes to the Workshop, adjacent the main courtyard
       
     
 Window Mock-up
       
     
Bergeron (13).jpg
       
     
Bergeron (14).jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150328) 113a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150328) 103a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150328) 104a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150502) #0191a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150502) #0195a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150502) #0268a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 121a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 116a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 118a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 293.jpg
       
     
 Concept sketch by Greg Woods
       
     

Concept sketch by Greg Woods

 Leonardo da Vinci - Study of Storm Clouds (c1500)  The building's two main space are each developed as distinct territories separated by a public zone which remains open to the university at-large. A faceted ground plane contains a number of testing and prototyping facilities, a courtyard and workshop, while a raised volume contains labs, study spaces and a 'design studio' environment. 
       
     

Leonardo da Vinci - Study of Storm Clouds (c1500)

The building's two main space are each developed as distinct territories separated by a public zone which remains open to the university at-large. A faceted ground plane contains a number of testing and prototyping facilities, a courtyard and workshop, while a raised volume contains labs, study spaces and a 'design studio' environment. 

 We wanted to exploit an ambiguity in their formal articulation to give students an opportunity to form their own image of the new engineering program as they would come to use it. The triangulation - as a tessellated surface - provided a means of visually connecting the two territories while rendering them abstractly. "The Cloud" and "The Rock" became nicknames, each offering a unique formal syntax with a common set of terms.  What follows is primarily the development of the cloud.
       
     

We wanted to exploit an ambiguity in their formal articulation to give students an opportunity to form their own image of the new engineering program as they would come to use it. The triangulation - as a tessellated surface - provided a means of visually connecting the two territories while rendering them abstractly. "The Cloud" and "The Rock" became nicknames, each offering a unique formal syntax with a common set of terms.

What follows is primarily the development of the cloud.

Lassonde Cloud Tessellation.png
       
     
 The facade with upwards of 80% repetition in three basic triangles.
       
     

The facade with upwards of 80% repetition in three basic triangles.

 A further articulation of the three basic panels into clusters which were either glazed, back-painted glass, dichroic and metallic paints where given a surface inflection to pick up on the sun exposure at the site. Together with the overall curving shape, a dynamic sky plays out on the facade's contoured surface. 
       
     

A further articulation of the three basic panels into clusters which were either glazed, back-painted glass, dichroic and metallic paints where given a surface inflection to pick up on the sun exposure at the site. Together with the overall curving shape, a dynamic sky plays out on the facade's contoured surface. 

The Bergeron Centre 32.jpg
       
     
Panel Assembly.png
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Frames (20140925) 005a bw.jpg
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Frames (20140925) 011 bw.jpg
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Frames (20140925) 223 bw.jpg
       
     
Lassonde Cloud Frames (20140925) 097 bw.jpg
       
     
Lassonce (20141025) 048bw.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (2).jpg
       
     
Bergeron (15).jpg
       
     
Elevations 2013-11-29.png
       
     
 The High Bay Structural Engineering Lab, a 3-story, isolated testing facility embedded within the building.
       
     

The High Bay Structural Engineering Lab, a 3-story, isolated testing facility embedded within the building.

 Views into the High Bay Structural Engineering Lab
       
     

Views into the High Bay Structural Engineering Lab

 High Bay Structural Engineering Lab
       
     

High Bay Structural Engineering Lab

 High Bay Structural Engineering Lab
       
     

High Bay Structural Engineering Lab

 Main Stair to Design Labs - a principal link between the two main zones of the school, located at the main entrance.
       
     

Main Stair to Design Labs - a principal link between the two main zones of the school, located at the main entrance.

 Main Stair to Design Labs
       
     

Main Stair to Design Labs

Lassonde Plan Level 00.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 01.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 02.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 03.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 04.png
       
     
Lassonde Plan Level 05.png
       
     
 Mechanical Penthouse
       
     

Mechanical Penthouse

 Sun tubes to the Workshop, adjacent the main courtyard
       
     

Sun tubes to the Workshop, adjacent the main courtyard

 Window Mock-up
       
     

Window Mock-up

Bergeron (13).jpg
       
     
Bergeron (14).jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150328) 113a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150328) 103a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150328) 104a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150502) #0191a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150502) #0195a.jpg
       
     
Bergeron (20150502) #0268a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 121a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 116a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 118a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - Lassonde (Sept 2015) 293.jpg