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Ādisōke Summer Update

Ādisōke Reaches New Levels!

The concrete was flowing at the Ādisōke project site this past summer as we continued to make progress on pouring the floors. Four of the levels are now complete, and work is underway on the fifth and final floor!

Click here to watch a video of one of our recent concrete pours, and scroll down to see some of the latest progress photos.


View of the facility interior from the atrium (July 2023)


Formwork activities on the third level (July 2023)

Fourth level concrete pour (August 2023)

View of the facility from Albert Street, showcasing completed floor levels 1, 2 and 3 (September 2023)

Aerial view of the facility (September 2023)

UPCOMING WORK

In the coming weeks, we will finish pouring the fifth floor of the facility. Work will soon begin on the roof of Ādisōke.

STOREY TELLING SERIES

To celebrate the pouring of the floors of Ādisōke, we’ve launched a “storey telling” series! This series will showcase some of the exciting features that will be offered on each level of the facility. Our latest “storey telling” article is about the exhibition gallery. You can read it here. Be sure to check back regularly to learn more about the other spaces and features that will be found on each floor!


Rendering of the exhibition gallery

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?

What types of artworks will be featured within Ādisōke?

Public art will be an integral part of the design and construction of Ādisōke. It will beautify, enliven and activate various spaces within the facility.

In July 2019, UK-artist, Jason Bruges Studio was awarded the role of “Artist on Design Team” for the facility. Seventy-four national and international artists submitted their work for consideration during a two-stage competitive process.

In addition, an Indigenous Public Art Program aims to recognize, support and value Indigenous art and cultures by integrating artwork by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation artists into the joint facility.

These initiatives are made possible by the City’s Public Art Policy, which makes art accessible to everyone by mandating one percent of funds from municipal development be used for public art.

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