In recent years of hyper construction, the area south of the rail corridor and financial district, colloquially known as "Southcore," has seen some of the most intense growth and densification. Of the many projects going up in the area, one of the most notable has been Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto developed by Great West Life and bcIMC.
As the three tower complex designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects and KPMB Architects has been steadily approaching completion, the sleek exterior has become more visibly prominent with its scattered white highlights and reflective finish. To achieve this aesthetic, the builders are using a curtain wall cladding system. Forum member androiduk captured some great shots of workers installing the panels.
The curtain wall system used on the Delta Hotel is different from the other prominent cladding system, window wall. With curtain wall, a pair of gaskets on the individual hoisted panels are locked into the panels below. Once the larger panels are joined, workers caulk the open areas around the installed panels, producing a watertight seal.
A pavilion overlooking the rail corridor at the back of the hotel has also been progressing with glass installation nearing completion on the north: the promised view towards the financial district is shaping up to be beautiful.
The Delta Toronto will also incorporate a ballroom and function space which has begun to receive its exterior glazing. With large glass windows and an entry lobby overhang, passersby will be able to see into the future spectacle space.
Glasswork is proceeding quickly on the neighbouring 30-storey Bremner Tower, with the first five floors of glazing complete. At the base of the future office building, the canted supporting columns at the lobby on Bremner Boulevard have taken shape, providing some drama for the coming streetscape.
Once completed, the entire complex will be comprised of 1.4 million sq feet of new office space and 567 new 4-star hotel rooms. With a PATH connection to the the Skywak at the west side, the Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto will be linked with the Ripley's Aquarium, Rogers Centre, and Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Through the PWC Building on the east, the complex will be connected to the Telus Tower, Air Canada Centre and through Union Station to the downtown core north of the tracks.
With a completion date of 2014 this project will be a impressive addition to the growing Southcore. Looking for more pictures and information, or want to discuss the project? Join in on our Forum page here and check out the dataBase entry below for everything you need to know about Southcore Financial Centre and Delta Toronto.