Profile Type: Commercial Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Business Park, DORA Construction’s new office building is a dynamic reflection of their corporate identity and operations. The exterior and interior design aesthetic expresses a clean modernity, complete with a linear entrance canopy supported by minimal structure. Concrete tilt-up panels and a traditional steel structure comprise much of the building envelope, with horizontal metal cladding and a large expanse of aluminum curtainwall anchoring the front corner. The effect creates a distinct feature for DORA, as well as admitting generous daylight to the interior.
The interior design was intentionally developed to showcase the innovative use of various building materials. The structure is exposed, its industrial presence contrasted by the spare lines of frameless glass, stainless steel railings, chrome fixtures and clear finished wood panels.
The 2,500 m² two storey commercial office was designed with the goal of being “green”, targeting LEED Silver accreditation.