Core Science Facility Design
The Core Science Facility was designed by HOK and Hearn/Fougere Architecture Inc. The building has three tower block pavilions separated by two tall vertical atria spaces which focus on putting “Science on Display”, highlighted by a ground floor that was designed to be transparent. A large concourse on the north side serves as the main entrance lobby and the building will be connected to the University Centre.
The building design was inspired by the natural characteristics of the province, particularly icebergs. The designers considered icebergs to be a beautiful floating piece of natural science, which had a direct impact on the building’s shape and colour. The natural science and engineering of an iceberg also embodies much of what will happen in terms of the research and learning inside the Core Science Facility.