BMW Canada Headquarters
Client: BMW Canada
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
The BMW headquarters is a 69,000 square foot four-storey office building, designed with a steel frame and hollowcore precast slab. The open concept design includes an automotive showroom, cafeteria and presentation areas and a five-storey feature staircase. The mechanical and electrical systems are distributed below access flooring and the hollowcore structure is exposed.
The building is designed with an eccentric core to facilitate day lighting. The executive core creates certain design challenges with regard to seismic and wind torsion on the building. In addition the building is constructed of structural steel and precast with the precast soffits being exposed as a ceiling to the floors below. Exposing the structure requires careful detailing to ensure the architectural vision is met.
This building is LEED Silver certified.