Visitor’s Welcome Centre

DESCRIPTION: Schoeler & Heaton provided functional programming and schematic concept services for a four-level, predominantly sub-surface, VWC (Visitor Welcome Centre: Phase 1), to serve as the public entry to the West and Centre Blocks. The complex study included analysis and programming to accommodate security screening, public entry, amenities and gallery spaces; complex back house services; a material handling concourse; separate public and back house vertical circulation as well as tunnel links to West Block and Centre Block.

YEAR: 2013

ADDRESS: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

CLIENT: Public Services and Procurement Canada

AREA: 4,430 m²