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CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Athletes' Village

Description:

Quadrangle Architects Limited, DTAH, Montgomery Sisam and HOK are the Planning, Design and Compliance Architects for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes Village, responsible for the project specific output specifications (PSOS) and compliance management.

KPMB Architects, ArchitectsAlliance, Daoust LeStage, MJMA and IBI Group are the architects for the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain consortium responsible for the design as constructed and are Architects of Record

Smith + Andersen were the engineers representing the owners

Located within Toronto's waterfront district, and close to most venues for the Games, this 80-acre village is designed as the hub of the 2015 Toronto Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, the world's third largest international multi-sport event. The village houses 10,000 athletes, officials, coaches, and offers a variety of services, such as healthcare amenities provided by the Village Polyclinic. Following completion of the games, the village will transform into a multi-use neighbourhood of economical housing, student dorms for George Brown College, and a YMCA. New condos will also be constructed.

The village has been designed to meet the specifications outlined in the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Technical Manual on Olympic Village, as well as standards set by LEED Gold Certification.

S + A Services Included:

Mechanical

As the Athletes' Village mechanical engineers, Smith + Andersen met with sponsors, Infrastructure (IO), Enbridge, and the joint venture compliance team to compile and prepare the output specifications and related performance documents. S+A also provided design peer review and on-site construction of the ProjectCo design. A key challenge in this design, build, finance (DBF) project was to review compliance while also reviewing the variation of mechanical legacy and Games requirements.

Electrical

Smith + Andersen provided design peer review and on-site construction compliance of ProjectCo design. Electrical challenges in this DBF project involved filtering through a variation of power, lighting, fire alarm, life safety system, shared hydro utility design, user site lighting needs, and Waterfront Toronto guidelines for a balanced visualization. In addition, legacy and Games requirements were met and then a clear design scope was summarized for the bidders with a coherent message to remain within budget constraints.

Telecommunications

Smith + Andersen provided design peer review and on-site construction compliance of ProjectCo design. The system challenge in this design, build, finance (DBF) project was establishing unique end-use variation in the communication, security, and telecommunication utility service provider's requirements. S+A also maintained a legacy system infrastructure restriction while the Games' systems were instituted into a versatile urban community environment, and summarized a flawless design to the bidders with a coherent message to remain within budget constraints.

Highlights:

Toronto, Ontario

Gross Floor Area

  • 6,000,000 sq ft

Completion Year

2015