Toronto-based achitectural firm Perkins + Will's twisted triangular building facade is the winner of an international competition that was geared toward finding an innovative and engaging design for the new School of Continuing Studies at York University's Keele campus.
The layout of the triangular building is open-concept, dedicated to bring about a warm and welcoming environment, where students can socialize and study. The twisted structure allows access to "a new gateway at the campus' southeast entrance."
The design also reacts to "solar optimization studies." This is made possible with the standout feature of the triangular building facade. Perkins + Wills gave the exterior a high-performance prismatic layer that is made out of "photovoltaic panels and glazed openings," allowing natural light to penetrate the building's interior.