Canada Place at Canary Wharf

London, England

Client: Canary Wharf Ltd.
Size: 250,000 sq.ft. (23,000 sq.m)

In a prime location on Canary Wharf, this five-storey retail mixed-use building faces Canary Wharf’s main landmark tower on Canada Square.

Canada Place terminates the retail mall that runs underground along the main axis of Canary Wharf. A variety of tenants act as a major anchor destination for the mall. A four-storey atrium space extending to the concourse level links the mall with the upper retail levels.

The building is entirely clad with various types of glass ranging from clear structural glazing and fritted opaque panels, to recycled glass gravel used on a colourful roof garden. Two facades are designed as undulating glass sculptures that integrate theatrical lighting for night time display. Bridge design technology was used extensively to achieve a minimal structure.


  • Canadian Architect - Award of Excellence, 2001