Emergency exit buildings are required for public safety from underground facilities, in this case a new mass transit line. Although they are highly visible along city streets in many neighbourhoods, they are typically no more than utilitarian concrete boxes. By contrast, the design of this series of emergency exit buildings makes a strong positive contribution to the city. Each building successfully integrates life safety requirements within a strategy that also addresses issues of human scale, context, and beauty.
This work was completed by Paul Raff as a design team member under IBI.
Greater Toronto Area, Canada
IBI Group Architects