We are thrilled to hear that Ontario’s Vaughan City Hall was one of 60 projects selected from 20 nations for the prestigious 2013 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award.
PFS worked with KPMB Architects on the civic centre design. Congratulations to KPMB and the rest of the team!
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About the Project
The general framework of the civic campus was inspired by the rural planning principles of the past and agricultural patterns of the surrounding region – and as such is organized linearly in an east – west orientation. The prime civic spaces consist of a large civic plaza that is strongly related to the City Hall and is well programmed to accommodate both official and informal events, with a central water feature that can become an active public skating rink in the winter, promoting year round recreation.
John Gamble Park is situated south of the civic complex and has been redeveloped to create an important civic green space that responds to the order of the civic precinct while at the same time relies on an indigenous plant palette to express the nature of the regional landscape.