Toronto, ON, Canada
ZAS provided full design consultant services to design and engineer a new 4-storey building on a greenfield site. The building houses a critical 24-hour systems operations centre (SOC) as well as general administrative functions, training rooms, meeting rooms and lunchrooms.
The design of this building is based on the critical requirements of the operational floor. The location and layout of the operational floor dictate the floor space and adjacencies of the other facilities in this new building. The intent of the design was to create a highly efficient operational floor as well as an enjoyable environment for the occupants.
The clarity and openness of the space, material selection and access to daylight along with the support amenities provide an incentive for staff to enjoy the workspace. The layout of the SOC floor is organized with a central command podium and a radial arrangement of all departments. Interdepartmental visual, as well as audible connection, was a key issue in the resulting configuration.
Within each quadrant, a layout working area is provided as well as informal collaboration spaces at each vertex of the enclosing square. A raised access floor is used on the SOC floor to allow for the myriad of power and data cable distribution and doubles as a plenum for air distribution.
The layout of these offices and workstations is organized so that maximum light is transmitted through to the central spaces.
Critical 24-hour systems operations centre
Building and Interior Design
Systems Operations Centre
Managers and Directors Private Offices
Boardrooms and Meeting Rooms
Lunch Room and Patio