Limberlost Place is a ten-storey, exposed mass timber, net-zero carbon emissions, assembly occupancy education building for George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario.
Procured through an international design competition, Moriyama Teshima Architects in collaboration with Acton Ostry Architects were selected to realize a building that was a highly aspirational vision to introduce mass timber into the Toronto lexicon of public buildings, and to achieve sustainability targets a decade in advance of the Toronto step plan to 2030 carbon reductions (Toronto Green Standards Tier 4).
The remarkable aspiration of this building is the use of exposed mass timber in an educational building where the assembly occupancies and the teaching spaces occupy the full verticality of the building, with research centres at the top of the building, and classrooms on every level. To our knowledge, this is a first-of-its-kind in the world use of exposed mass timber to this height, for this occupancy.
For full details on this project, download the Limberlost Place Case Study .