Atlantic Technology Centre

Client: PEI Department of Development & Technology
Program: /
Size: 126,000 sf
Cost: $ 18M

Located centrally on University Avenue, the Atlantic Technology Centre (ATC) is situated in the gateway to the historic city of Charlottetown. As an important public building, material cues were taken from Province House; the ATC’s sandstone cladding originated from the very same Wallace, Nova Scotia quarry as that of its parliamentary neighbor. In response to the project’s technology and new media program, the open plan design concept prescribed pre-tensioned floor structure to maximize structural spans reducing the need for support columns. This created flexible and collaborative work spaces that pivot around a central hub that functions as vertical circulation, atrium, and solar chimney.