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      @Ben Rahn/A-Frame

      @Ben Rahn/A-Frame

      @Ben Rahn/A-Frame

      University of Toronto CCBR

      Location:

      Toronto, ON, Canada

      Architect/Specifier:

      architectsAlliance and Behnisch Architekten

      Featured Products:

      Automated Venetian Blinds

      Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research is a custom-engineered project. Please contact the Regional Sales Manager in your area for additional product details.

      As one of Canada's leading genetic research programs, the University of Toronto's microbiology center needed a flexible mix of research and office space. Behnisch Architekten and architectsAlliance responded with a colorful, 12-story structure incorporating multiple green features, including one of North America's first double-skin façades. In this type of double-wall system, an inner wall surrounds the occupied spaces, like traditional glazing. A second so-called "active wall" surrounds the first, with vents that move warm air away from the building in summer or keep it inside in winter.
       
      An automated system of Hunter Douglas Architectural Venetian blinds between the glazing controls glare and helps manage thermal build-up. They do this in part by converting short-wave radiation to long-wave radiation in the space between the glazing, rather than on the interior surfaces. Interior features include a soaring, six-story glass atrium, offices, labs, and collaborative work zones, as well as a cafeteria and lounges.
       
      The project received a number of prestigious awards, including The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Award and the Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence. 

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      Please submit requests for commercial applications only. For residential applications, please Click here

      Select products for commercial applications:

      •   Roller Shades
      •   RB 500+ Roller Shades
      •   Roller Shades FR
      •   Exterior Roller Shades
      •   Skylight Tension Systems
      •   Sail Shades
      •   TZ100 Zipper Tension Systems
      •   Aluminum Horizontal Blinds
      •   CD
      •   CL
      •   CE
      •   H2
      •   Sheers, Shadings and Shutters
      •   Duette® FR Honeycomb Shades
      •   Silhouette® FR Window Shadings
      •   FR Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
      •   Palm Beach™ Shutters
      •   Wood and Alternative Wood Blinds
      •   EverWood® Blinds
      •   Parkland™ Blinds
      •   ShadeSense Blinds
      •   Vertical Blinds
      •   Vertical Blinds

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