Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Canada Post Corporation in Ontario, Canada by Kingsland + Architects (designed with ArchiCAD)
March 22nd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Kingsland + Architects
We were given the task to design a single storey building, the ubiquitous factory / warehouse building with front office. A dissection of the program provided us with a simple theme. By nature of its program, the building consists of two independent spaces. The heart and soul of the building is the letter carriers sortation facility, a function likely defined as ‘blue collar’ and not far from functioning and appearing just like that of a “factory”.
The office function requires a building that takes a corporate stance. The staff conveniences / amenities function requires a place where the staff can go to get a change of scenery, a break, a place where time is spent before and after work, lunch time and coffee breaks, a place to change and wash up, a place where training occurs, where union talks occur and staff meetings. We saw these functions requiring a building that says “I’m recreational/educational”.
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