The St. George Campus of the University of Toronto, is a uniquely rich architectural precinct, with some of the city’s most celebrated buildings, superbly sited within a complex network of stunning indoor and outdoor learning spaces.
The Goldring Student Centre at Victoria University within UofT is a renovation and addition to Eric Arthur’s Wymilwood Building. The 40,000 SF addition doubles the size of the original building and introduces contemporary and accessible student and administrative spaces.
The primary spaces overlook the new quad, which is the heart of the project, and was made possible by the relocation of an access road that previously ran through the site. This allowed the design team to introduce a new green space that connects the building to nature and to the adjacent student residence. The porous, welcoming and animated ground plane reinforces pedestrian routes through the campus, and invites students into the building’s exceptional interior and exterior spaces.