Info-Tech head office wins two urban design awards

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Info-Tech Research Group’s downtown headquarters is the overall winner of the city’s 2021 Urban Design Awards.

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Info-Tech Research Group’s downtown headquarters is the overall winner of the city’s 2021 Urban Design Awards.

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The redeveloped heritage buildings at the southwest corner of Ridout and King streets won the award in the adaptive reuse or rehabilitation category, as well as the People’s Choice award, the city announced Tuesday.

The Info-Tech campus design of the commercial heritage buildings was completed by Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc. in collaboration with Arthur Lierman Landscape Architecture.

The complex has been cited as an example of “responsible heritage architectural practices”.

Info-Tech is an information technology research and consulting company.

Other winners announced in a teleconference ceremony include the West 5 office building in the buildings category, the Thames Valley Parkway North Branch connection in the public spaces and landscapes category and the Forest City Farm in the Student Choice category.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Huron University College’s Academic Building in the Buildings category and Mosaic House in the Small-Scale Residences category.

“Although we were unable to celebrate this year’s awards in person, this did not affect the quality of entries or the enthusiasm of our talented group of developers, architects, landscape architects, planners and designers in London” said Britt O’Hagan. , manager of urban planning, urban planning and heritage of the city.

Awarded every two years, the awards highlight urban planning, original design and groundbreaking concepts. Criteria for success included excellence, innovation and visionary thinking.

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