PROJECT GEORGIAN COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS SCHOOL OF CANADA, BARRIE, ON
ARCHITECT TILLMANN RUTH ROBINSON ARCHITECTS
BUILT BY EVENTSCAPE APRIL, 2016
Unique Characteristics & Project Challenges:
The most challenging structure was the freestanding car display. Since the structure was made up of large curved sections, all laminates and trims had to be applied after building the millwork carcass. The finish of the high gloss black laminate curved front was used to achieve the look of a high-end car body. The thick perforated steel was precisely fitted by hand to the waffle framed millwork, before chrome plating. Designed to enclose a concrete building column and electrical panels, the structure also incorporated a hidden access door. The top was finished with a cap as it was visible from the mezzanine.
Supported by various regional and provincial automobile manufacturer and dealer associations, the display will always change, featuring the year’s Car of the Year, highlighted with a halo of lighting above. Finishes on the other millwork elements were chosen for both durability and aesthetics providing a comfortable uniquely themed environment in this automotive school, the only one of its kind in Canada.