Moshe Safdie & Associates
Foiltec established a design/engineering team to consult with Moshe
Safdie to develop and realize a minimalist atrium structural and
cladding solution for a warped surface.
With rigorous blast and structural performance specifications, the team explored ways of developing the lightest and safest solution.
This analysis lead the team to evaluate a unilateral cable system segmented at the rhythm of the cladding divisions. The span of the cladding was in direct relation to the specific design loads, thus developing a structural and cladding system that was intricately integrated and structurally stable, to accomplish the desired aesthetic.
The new governmental office complex addresses and engages the street edges and is divided into three occupied forms, with narrow floor plates surrounding a light filled atrium.
Under this atrium a network of catwalks connects the three forms as it provides light deep into each space.