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Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to accelerate and enable translational cancer research.

TORONTO, ON

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to accelerate and enable translational cancer research.

The continued and planned expansion of the OICR drove the need for additional space, namely two additional floors within the new MaRS Phase II tower, located on the fifth and sixth levels.

The interior fit-out scope included a feature spiral stair connecting the floors, supports for moving and fixed partitions, and a review of loading and layout for a data storage and processing centre within the space.

The expanded space includes wet and dry laboratories for genomics and pathology research, informatics, as well as a data processing centre.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

ARCHITECT

Diamond Schmitt Architects

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant

SIZE

7,100 m² (76,500 ft²)

BUDGET

$20 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

TORONTO

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KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

The space needed to accommodate a variety of specialized functions, such as high-performing wet and dry laboratories, offices, and a sensitive data processing centre.

Solution One

Structural details were provided that fit within the space’s physical constraints, negotiating the unique requirements of each environment while respecting the desired aesthetics.

GALLERY

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