The site, located on a former brownfield in an industrial park, consolidates three existing municipal departments in a complex which includes administrative offices and an extensive works yard with washing and repair stations as well as facilities for vehicle and materials storage. A one-story change in topography makes the green roof the at-grade point of entry for the building and separates it from the extensive works yard below. From its vantage point atop a hill, the space provides a welcoming view of the naturalized landscape and a meeting place for staff.


2012 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture


Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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Tom Arban, Canadian Architect