Jerusalem mixed-use building design begins
March 17, 2017. Farrow has begun design on a new $80 million mixed-use building including retail, commercial, hotel and underground parking in the heart of the ancient city. This is the second building Farrow is designing as part of their master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus. Construction will commence with the excavation of the site in June 2017.
Design for first phase of medical centre master plan unveiled
March 13, 2017. Farrow has unveiled the design for Israel’s newest cancer centre, located on a prominent site in the heart of Jerusalem.
It is the first phase of Farrow’s three million square foot master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus, which was completed in April 2016. The 75,000 square foot centre will offer radiation treatment as a complement to present chemotherapy services on the campus. Read the full Canadian Architect news article here.
Construction will commence with the excavation of the site in June 2017. Farrow is collaborating with Jerusalem-based Rubenstein Ofer Architects for this project. This is Farrow’s fourth project in Israel, having designed buildings in the country since 2006.
Phase Two of transformative Royal St. Georges College begins construction
March 14, 2017. Construction has begun on the second of the three phased projects designed to transform the junior school of Royal St. George's College. The project includes a new entry hall, centre for collaboration, kitchen, food preparation area and renovation to all learning spaces on the first and second level. The final phase will involve altering the lower level of the building to collaborative and learning environments aligned with the Colleges' strategic objectives.
Royal St. George's College is one of Canadas premier independent schools for boys, located in the heart of the Annex neighborhood in Toronto. Founded in 1961 as an Anglican choir school in the tradition of the great collegiate and cathedral choir schools in the United Kingdom, it is the only pre-university school in Canada authorized to use the "Royal" designation, and houses the historic Chapel of St Alban-the Martyr on its campus.
Farrow’s education sector expertise builds on its leadership in creating healthy environments. This emphasis on healthy learning places has proven to be a major factor in the firms expanding independent school projects for some of Canada’s most prestigious academic organizations including Bishop Strachan School, Kingsway College School, Country Day School, Pickering College, Toronto Montessori School, Elmwood School, Havergal College, Dearcroft Montessori School, Berkeley Academy, Oakville Christian School as well as a design for the British Sherborne School’s new campus in Qatar.
Farrow featured in February Issue of Canadian Architect Magazine
February 13, 2017. Tye Farrow, working closely Ray Arbesman, president of Toronto-based company Nucap Industries, has developed a revolutionary construction material application. Farrow has been testing the idea of replacing exterior steel framing and cladding as well as walls and entire floor plates in multi-storey buildings with this lightweight, exceptionally strong material called Grip Metal.
Nucap Industries invented Grip Metal, originally developed to make car brake pads that are "stronger, lighter, more rigid, and more secure than brake pads used in any car in the 20th century." Tye Farrow's innovative design breakthrough is described in this issue of Canadian Architect, "Getting a Grip"along with a detailed description of the technology:
"As Montu Khokhar, CEO of Nucap, ex-plains, Grip Metal has developed tooling that extrudes an extremely small pattern of hooks on sheet metal. These hooks are formed on the surface alone, so that sheets as thin as 0.3 milli-metres are not punctured in the process. Pressed with enough weight, the hooks clasp to new materials instantaneously. Like barbs on a thistle, the hooks can attach to any substrate that doesn’t shatter under pressure: another piece of metal, wood, plastic, vinyl, or even some concrete composite panels. Essentially, Grip Metal makes metal act like Velcro."
Farrow Selected to Expand Ottawa Education Campus
January 16, 2017. Farrow has been selected to master plan the expansion of Elmwood School, in the prominent Rockcliffe neighbourhood of Ottawa. Elmwood is one of the most innovative girls’ school in North America and ranked as one of the top 25 private schools in Canada. Acclaimed for its academic excellence, caring atmosphere and strong community spirit, Elmwood is a school where girls are encouraged to stretch themselves, try new things, create and explore.
The intent of the project is to revitalize and strengthen Elmwood’s image in the minds of parents, students, staff and donors; a project that can create the physical environment where girls are at home, when they can truly be themselves, to “unlock their intelligence, their passion and their greatness.”
Farrow has a worldwide reputation for creating healthy learning places that nourish the spirit and touch the heart, having worked on over a dozen independent school projects.
Farrow Designs Israel’s Newest Cancer Centre
December 12, 2017. Farrow presented the design for Israel’s newest cancer centre, located on a prominent site in the heart of Jerusalem. It is the first phase of Farrow’s master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus, which was completed in April 2016. The 70,000 square foot centre will offer radiation treatment as a complement to SZMC present chemotherapy services. The shape of the building has been called a ‘butterfly’, offering hope, life and a sense of movement for the staff, patients and family who use the centre. Construction will commence with the excavation of the site in June 2017.
Farrow is collaborating with Jerusalem-based Rubenstein Ofer Architects for this project.
Farrow Part of Team to Design Australian Adolescent Mental Health Facility
December 8, 2016. Farrow is part of a team which is designing the new model for adolescent mental health in the State of Queensland, Australia. The Government recognised a small group of young people may require specialist bed-based care that cannot be catered for in community settings. There is currently no facility, or like service, in Queensland that provides non-acute, extended treatment and rehabilitation services to adolescents and young people.
The model of service delivery for extended treatment and rehabilitation is based on a continuum of care underpinned by five key service elements which include: Adolescent Sub-acute Beds; Step Up/Step Down Unit; Youth Residential Rehabilitation Unit; Adolescent Day Program; and Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Service.
The team is lead by Destravis Group based in Brisbane with MAAP Architects based n Sydney.
Farrow Completes Master Plans for TMS School Campuses
December 5, 2016. Farrow has completed the master plan designs for the expansion of Toronto Montessori’s Bayview and Elgin Mills Campuses. The master plans create new main entrances, dining, gymnasium, performance and student common spaces.
Internationally recognized since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools, TMS School (TMS) had selected Farrow in August 2016 to create a Facilities Development Plan for their two campus locations in Richmond Hill. Farrow’s strategic design process is aligned with Montessori values that include purpose-focused inquiry, critical thinking and active, experiential learning.
Farrow Completes Design of 44 Storey Grip Metal Global Timber Tower
December 2, 2016. Farrow has unveiled the design for the Grip Global Tower. The 44 storey tower has an unconventional geometry and uses new hybrid structural components in wood, steel and concrete including: Dual concrete cores; Perimeter steel/wood diagrid using Grip bonded steel and wood in upper levels; Composite wood-concrete infill floor slabs using thin ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) bonded to mass wood panels using Grip; Precast concrete perimeter beams for each floor; and Cross-Laminated Timber party walls. The geometry changes from floor to floor which makes prefabrication a preferred method of construction for this tower.