Ontario construction News staff writer
Lakeview Community Partners Limited (LCPL) has completed the first structure at Lakeview Village on Mississauga’s waterfront.
The community is being constructed on a 177-acre brownfield site. Developers say the recently completed Discovery Centre “is a local architectural landmark that will be used as a community destination, sales centre and hub for local artists, events and exhibitions.”
Q4 architects designed the new structure.
“We are incredibly excited to officially open the doors to the Discovery Centre and welcome visitors to come and experience the scale of the Lakeview Village project and the vision behind its master plan,” said Fabio Mazzocco, president of Argo Development Corporation and Lakeview Community Partners.
“Throughout the Discovery Centre, we have thoughtfully incorporated the defining elements that characterize Lakeview Village – sustainability, modern architecture, the arts, culture and open gathering space – all driven by the powerful influence of re-establishing a connection to the waterfront.”
The developers assert that the Discovery Centre is also a gateway to the larger Lakeview Village site – a network of walkable trails and cycling routes, a new recreational field, a seasonal art trail featuring commissioned works by local artists and stunning waterfront views.
Its first floor is dedicated to builder exhibitions, creating a digitally immersive sales experience that unites the Phase 1 builders. These include Branthaven, Caivan, Greeenpark Group, DECO, Opus Homes, and Tridel.
“On the second floor, visitors can take in scenic views of the waterfront, the green roof, living green walls and digital murals via the large screens in the lobby,” the statement says,
“An outdoor courtyard serves as additional space for community gatherings, musical events and art exhibitions hosted by Lakeview Village’s resident artists.”
- Green roof: An ecosystem of more than 1,500 native plants from 30 different species, the roof is made of 100% recycled materials and provides a refuge and habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies while enhancing biodiversity, stormwater management, and acting as a seed orchard for future green roof projects.
- Living wall: A wrap-around green wall featuring a diverse ecosystem with over 20 different plant species augments the building’s interior, drawing on the tenets of biophilic design while improving air quality increasing humidity, to provide a more comfortable indoor environment.
- 4 Sisters: Reflecting the site’s transformation, the centre reimagines the land’s former occupant, a coal-burning powerplant known as the ‘Four Sisters Smokestacks,” as four large windows, drawing light into the space during the day and framing the building at night.
Sage Glass: Advanced glass technology used to optimize daylight, manage heat and reduce energy consumption while maintaining panoramic views of the surrounding area, the glass, doors and railings have also been glazed with bird-friendly film to mitigate day and nighttime collisions while making the building less dangerous to migratory birds.