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Ādisōke Fall Update

ĀDISŌKE CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF FLOORS 

This fall was an exciting season for the Ādisōke project! In October, we reached a major milestone: the completion of the pouring of all five floors, also known as the “topping off” of the facility. To celebrate, an event was held at the Ādisōke project site, where the partners each signed a piece of structural steel that will be placed inside the building. You can read more about the milestone event here.

Dignitaries signing a piece of structural steel in front of the Ādisōke structure
Photo 1: Dignitaries signing a piece of structural steel in front of the Ādisōke structure (October 18, 2023)

The completion of the floors wasn’t the only thing we celebrated in October. We also unveiled the official branding for the facility, as well as the new look and feel of our website, adisoke.ca. Click here to watch a video that showcases the new branding.

Dignitaries standing at the project site behind a banner with the new Ādisōke logo. The banner is bright purple (“trillium”) with white text that says “Ādisōke”
Photo 2: Dignitaries standing at the project site behind a banner with the new Ādisōke logo (October 18, 2023)

In November, work concluded on the vertical concrete elements, and work progressed on the installation of façade steel along the exterior of the building. The “tree-like” branch columns also started to be installed on the fifth floor.

Side view of Ādisōke structure that shows façade work and tree-like branch columns
Photo 3: Side view of Ādisōke structure that shows façade work and tree-like branch columns (November 2023)
Aerial view of the Ādisōke facility, with the Ottawa River in the background
Photo 4: Aerial view of the Ādisōke facility (early December 2023)

In December, work continued on the installation of the tree-like branch columns, as well as the façade of the building. Elements of the wooden curved roof have also commenced and will continue through the winter.

Tree-like branch columns on the fifth floor of the facility, covered in snow.
Photo 5: Tree-like branch columns on the fifth floor of the facility (December 2023)

UPCOMING WORK

In the coming weeks, work will continue on the façade of the building. This will include the installation of stonework, the bird-friendly glazing, and other elements that will make the building water-tight.

YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO

2023 was a busy and exciting year for the Ādisōke project! Check out our year in review video to see the progress of the facility over the last 12 months.

STOREY TELLING SERIES

We’re sharing the details of each space within Ādisōke, one “storey” at a time! Our recently launched “storey-telling” series showcases some of the exciting features that will be offered on each level of the facility. This fall, we published several new articles on adisoke.ca, including the central gathering spacecaféblack box theatre and auditorium. Be sure to check back regularly to learn more about the other spaces that will be found on each floor!

Digitally animated photo (rendering) of the Ādisōke auditorium, showing audience members seated in chairs as two people stand at a podium at the front of the room. A large window is visible behind the presenters that looks onto the outdoor terrace.
Photo 6: Rendering of Ādisōke auditorium.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Regular construction updates are now available on the project website, as well as our Ādisōke X (formerly Twitter) page. You can also receive these short updates directly to your email inbox. To register, please email adisoke@ottawa.ca with the subject line: “Construction update subscription.”

YOU ASKED?

Will Ādisōke have a bird-friendly design?

The Ādisōke Project Team is committed to delivering a bird-friendly design for the new facility. We have considered the environmental context and recognize that the site is near the Ottawa River and relatively adjacent to migratory routes for birds along the waterway.

We are implementing numerous bird-friendly measures into the design and construction of the facility. To read more about these measures, please read our bird-friendly design update.

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