From Canadian Architect: "Lebel & Bouliane has re-interpreted the interior of a forgotten fish processing plant in Toronto’s Portlands into the new headquarters of Sidewalk Labs in Toronto. The new HQ, dubbed “307,” will act as a testing grounds for new Sidewalk Labs initiatives and an office space for their Toronto team.
The project benefits from the intentions of the original processing plant, which was designed to optimize light and spatial efficiency. A large south-facing clerestory window, tall ceilings and a remarkably open floor plan are ideal for Sidewalk Labs’ need for flexible experimentation and exploration space. Before adding new geometry, Lebel & Bouliane carefully peeled back the decades of modern renovations to reveal and express the original character of the fish processing plant. With the original industrial structure exposed, the architects set out to purposefully and conscientiously weave a series of humble, modern forms into the character of the existing building."
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