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Linamar iHub

The exterior of the building that houses Linamar expresses the future-focused product innovation that takes place within.


Location

Guelph, Ontario

Project Type

New Construction

Occupancy

Office + Industrial

Area

54,770 SF


Dubbed the "iHUB", this 2-storey combined office and industrial innovation center located in Guelph, Ontario was designed in collaboration with Tacoma Engineers for the locally based manufacturing corporation Linamar. A key objective of the design was for the building's exterior to be expressive of the future focused product development and manufacturing process innovation that takes place within. The building's modern cladding palette comprises silver mica aluminum panels, dark grey brick masonry, corrugated metal siding, and class curtain wall. A combination of careful massing and strategically placed horizontal and vertical sunshades function to decrease solar heat gain and reduce demand for mechanical cooling. In addition to engineering office and industrial innovation space, the building also features expansive fitness and wellness areas for Linamar Staff.

Partners: Linimar (owner), Tacoma Engineers (structural engineering), RM Montgomery Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), RM Montgomery Engineering (Electrical Engineering), Newton Group (Construction Manager)