The courtyard leads to a double-height ‘Rose Room’ entrance space featuring a custom rose motif sculptural wall referencing Brampton’s history in the floriculture industry and identity as the ‘Flower City.’ Beyond the entrance lobby, a three-storey podium is complete with publicly bookable meeting rooms and community spaces. A secondary entrance and sculpture garden flows seamlessly into this central area, connecting physically to the existing City Hall atrium. The podium leads to a nine-storey West Tower accessible via the bridge over George Street, which houses City administrative departments and additional bookable meeting rooms. Ground floor retail supports the urban renewal of downtown Brampton, acting as a catalyst for private investment.
The design process involved intense visioning sessions, tours of built projects, and an exploration of global best practices to develop a solution that responds to the changing needs of workplace environments. Flexible and modular meeting spaces cater to impromptu collaboration, redefining Brampton’s administrative workplace standards. Employing healthy workplace strategies, a democratic working environment was implemented where everyone has access to natural light, spectacular views of the city, user flexibility and user-adjustable microclimates.
The use of highly recycled material content and energy-efficient solutions supports the project’s achievement of LEED Gold certification. Red glass walls mark the building’s secondary entrances and central connective staircase. Acoustical wood paneling provides visual texture throughout the building’s public areas and robust vertical window mullions create a pleasing rhythm of light and shadow. The building’s skin is a curtain wall of clear, low-iron insulating glass in a smooth, uninterrupted exterior that emphasizes its transparent and opaque pattern. Green roofs add beauty and function, enabling the City to capture and reuse rain water to irrigate the landscaped areas.