Lakeview Discovery Centre

Lakeview Discovery Centre

Architect
Q4 Architects
Location
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Community Centres
James Bombales
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
GlassGuardian Glass
Exterior Lighting (Canopy lighting)Lumenpulse
Interior Lighting (Suspended Downlight)Liteline
Living Green WallNew Earth Solutions
Doors and WindowsCommdoor Aluminium
Aluminum Entry Doors, Series 360, Curtain Wall Window, Series 5200, Aluminum Windows, Series 525, Framing System, Series 1450
FlooringTarkett
Johnsonite Vinyl Wall Base

Product Spec Sheet
Exterior Lighting (Canopy lighting)
Interior Lighting (Suspended Downlight)
Living Green Wall
Doors and Windows
Aluminum Entry Doors, Series 360, Curtain Wall Window, Series 5200, Aluminum Windows, Series 525, Framing System, Series 1450 by Commdoor Aluminium
Flooring
Johnsonite Vinyl Wall Base by Tarkett

Lakeview Discovery Centre

Q4 Architects as Architects

The Discovery Centre is a new community hub along Mississauga’s waterfront, serving as a community space and presentation centre for Lakeview Village. As the inaugural building for the master-planned community, the Discovery Centre sets the tone for the quality and design excellence to come at Lakeview Village. The building is envisioned as a landmark, with spaces for culinary, arts and cultural events, while offering an enhanced experience for the public to learn more about the future community. 

photo_credit James Bombales
James Bombales

Q4 Architects (Q4A) drew inspiration from the site’s past to inform its design, while fusing modern elements throughout to establish a 21st century waterfront community. The Discovery Centre’s façade, featuring a mix of wood, brick and glazing, thoughtfully reflects the site’s industrial past as a coal-fired station and the neighbouring buildings, such as the Small Arms Inspection Building.  Four vertical elements reference the “Four Sisters” chimneys of the old Lakeview Generating Station, while a sloping green roof can be viewed from the street-level, exemplifying the team’s commitment to sustainability. Other sustainable features include free EV chargers for the public and a water harvesting system for irrigation around the site. 

photo_credit James Bombales
James Bombales

Upon entry, visitors are greeted by a stunning double-height pavilion featuring smart glass that refracts blue hues into the expansive space, creates seamless connections from the outdoors in. Rotating digital artwork by local artists is on display in the pavilion and a wraparound floor-to-ceiling green wall with native plantings becomes a crowning feature of the space.

photo_credit James Bombales
James Bombales

The Centre includes multiple flexible rooms that provide options for community activities, meetings, and sales galleries to support the various phases of the development. A lounge on the second floor and a dedicated community room creates endless opportunities for gatherings and events. An expansive outdoor terrace provides sweeping views of the adjacent green roof, the entire Lakeview Village site and Lake Ontario. 

The Discovery Centre represents a thoughtful approach to designing a flexible and responsive space that can service both sales functions and community uses – serving as a model for placemaking and meaningful community infrastructure in master-planned communities. 

photo_credit James Bombales
James Bombales

Team:

Architect: Q4 Architects Inc.

Interiors: II BY IV Design

Structural: Jablonsky, Ast and Partners

Mechanical & Electrical: Callidus Engineering

Urban Planning: Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc.

Landscape: NAK Design Strategies

Code Consultant: Matteo Gilfillan & Associated

Surveyor: J.D. Barnes Limited

Site Engineering: Urbantech Consulting

Site-Electrical: RTG Systems Inc.

photo_credit James Bombales
James Bombales

Materials Used:

Facade cladding:

Unit Masonry / Brick by Belden Brick (Alaska White Smooth)

Vertical Wood Siding by CFP Woods and Cape Cod

Horizontal Wood Siding by Cape Cod (Olympic Mystic Black )

Flooring:

Broadloom carpet by Tandus Centiva 

Vinyl Wall Base by Johnsonite Mandalay

Hand Finished Concrete Floor 

Doors: Glazed Sectional Overhead Door by Richard Wilcox

Aluminum Entry Doors by Commdoor Aluminium (Series 360)

Windows: Curtain Wall by Commdoor Aluminium (Series 5200)

Aluminum Windows by Commdoor Aluminium (Series 525)

Interior Glazing by Commdoor Aluminium (Series 1450)

Roofing:

Conventional Roofing by Soprema (SBS Mod-Bituminous)

Green Roof by Zinco  

Interior lighting: Aline LED Pendant Cylinder by DeltaLight

Suspended Downlight by Liteline

Ceiling Surface Mount Spotlight by Delta Light 

Ceiling Surface Mount by Delta Light

Recessed Downlight by Contraste Lighting 

Green Wall: New Earth Solutions 

Elevator: Delta Elevator

Glazing/Glass:

Clear Glazing by Guardian Glass (Sunguard SN68)

Electrochromic Glazing by SageGlass

Bird friendly Glazing by Saand (Ceramic Frit) 

Exterior Lighting:

Exterior Wall Mount by WAC Lighting

Canopy lighting by Lumenpulse (Lumenfacade)

Read story in ItalianoEspañolFrançaisDeutsch and Português

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Naso refurbishes an exemplary modernist structure as a hub for art and sustainable dining
27 Sep 2022 News
Naso refurbishes an exemplary modernist structure as a hub for art and sustainable dining

Located in the heart of Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City, Lago/Algo is a cultural hub managed an... More

Perkins&Will complete innovative São Paulo residential project inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and the Brazilian modernist movement
27 Sep 2022 News
Perkins&Will complete innovative São Paulo residential project inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and the Brazilian modernist movement

In São Paulo, global studio Perkins&Will have completed a impressive residential project... More

ACB living by Lighthouse is a dynamic Co-working space that activates the urban fabric
26 Sep 2022 News
ACB living by Lighthouse is a dynamic Co-working space that activates the urban fabric

Set within the small island town of Iki in the Nagasaki prefecture, Japanese firm Lighthouse designe... More

Forest House by Inblum Architects reflects the local spirit of the Lithuanian landscape
26 Sep 2022 News
Forest House by Inblum Architects reflects the local spirit of the Lithuanian landscape

Reflecting the local spirit and context, this reconstructed residential house in Lithuania’s P... More

Gravity vanishes and the unexpected emerges at new wellbeing extension by noa* network of architecture
26 Sep 2022 News
Gravity vanishes and the unexpected emerges at new wellbeing extension by noa* network of architecture

Following completion of their iconic cantilevered pool project in Hubertus, Olang, in 2016, noa* net... More

10 hotels with impressive sunbeds for a relaxing holiday
24 Sep 2022 News
10 hotels with impressive sunbeds for a relaxing holiday

Pools, daybeds and lounges make up the focal point for most hotels in summer destinations. The pool... More

Vibrant vistas and seamless edges define this pre-primary school in Gokak, India
22 Sep 2022 News
Vibrant vistas and seamless edges define this pre-primary school in Gokak, India

Built on a triangular-shaped piece of land in an existing educational campus in Gokak, Shreyas Patil... More

Along Romania’s Bistrita River, a new fish restaurant concept sits in subtle tandem with nature
22 Sep 2022 News
Along Romania’s Bistrita River, a new fish restaurant concept sits in subtle tandem with nature

Located in a context lacking strong visual elements, LOTCA by yellow office architecture is a new fi... More