加拿大,国家芭蕾舞学校/ KPMB Architects

加拿大国家芭蕾舞学校(NBS)是世界上最优秀的芭蕾舞培训机构之一,与伦敦的英国皇家芭蕾舞学校、纽约的美国芭蕾舞学校、巴黎歌剧院芭蕾舞学校齐名。NBS是北美洲唯一一个能在同一个场地上提供专业舞蹈培训、高级学校教育和住宿综合计划的机构。它先进的教育和培训计划为学生提供多种技能,让他们在毕业后无论选择何种职业都能成为有创造性的自信的人。每星期大约有700名学生参加NBS的培训计划。Grand Jeté工程将利用最先进的设施确保标准以及培训计划不断发展。该工程将新建筑和古迹建筑交织在一起。新建筑为西莉亚•弗兰卡培训中心,这是由三个被抬高的透明结构组成的竖直校园建筑,三个结构不对称地围绕在原有历史遗迹建筑——诺斯菲尔德住宅的周围,并在二层通过连接桥与南北两侧的遗迹建筑相连。

建筑师:Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB Architects)

地点:400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Canada

结构工程师:Yolles Partnership Inc.

机电工程师:Crossey Engineering Ltd.

景观建筑师:The MBTW Group

树艺家: Shady Lane Expert Tree Care Inc.

品牌顾问:Scott Thornley + Company Inc.

标志顾问: Bhandari & Plater Inc.

城市规划师:Urban Strategies Inc.

餐饮服务:Marrack + Associates Inc.

音频视频顾问:Engineering Harmonics

公共艺术:Catherine Williams Fine Art Consultants Inc.

信息技术顾问:Graycom Analysis

家具顾问:MCD Design Group Ltd.

声学顾问:Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.

电梯顾问:Soberman Engineering Ltd.

交通顾问:iTrans Consulting Inc.

岩土顾问:Shaheen & Peaker Ltd.

支撑顾问:RWB Engineering Ltd.

土地测量员:Rabideau & Czerwinski

质量检查员(建筑/结构):A.W. Hooker & Associates Ltd.

质量检查员(机电): Clare Randall-Smith & Ass. Ltd.

建筑规范顾问:Larden Muniak Consulting Inc.

项目面积:180,000 sqf

项目年份:2005

摄影:Eduard Hueber, Tom Arban

西莉亚•弗兰卡培训中心作为历史性的石头建筑的背景,减少了街景体量对建筑的影响。建筑作为一系列街景的一部分。它们是城市的舞台,城市的场景成为舞蹈训练的背景。

诺斯菲尔德住宅和西莉亚•弗兰卡培训中心之间的空间被封闭起来,创造了一个学校核心——城市广场。这个三层的广场空间面对着历史遗迹建筑的砖石墙,广场的最大特点是有一个L形的耐候钢壁炉和一个大型数字投影屏幕。由于所有的主要支持设施都从这个空间向外辐射,其中包括咖啡厅、理疗部、资源中心,因此城市广场体现了NBS的理念——德、智、体全面发展。

位于贾维斯街街边的国家芭蕾舞学校有助于城市环境的复兴,增加城市活力,还通过加强历史遗迹建筑与当代建筑的的相互作用,以芭蕾舞艺术的形式,使传统和创新达到了平衡并与之产生共鸣。


The National Ballet School (NBS) ranks as one of the finest ballet training institutions in the world, on par with the Royal Ballet School in London, the School of American Ballet in New York, and the Paris Opera Ballet School. NBS is the only institution in North America to offer an integral program of professional dance training, advanced level academic education and residential living all on one site. Its state-of-the-art educational and training programs provide students with the skills to become creative, self-assured individuals for whatever career they pursue upon graduation. Approximately 700 students participate in the NBS programs each week. Project Grand Jeté was conceived to ensure the ongoing evolution of its standards and programs with state-of-the-art facilities. The project weaves together new and heritage buildings. New construction comprises the Celia Franca Training Centre, a vertical campus of three transparent, elevated structures organized into an asymmetrical composition around an existing heritage building, Northfield House, and linked to hertige structures to the north and south via connecting bridges accessed off the piano nobile level.

Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB Architects)

Location: 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Canada

Structural Engineer: Yolles Partnership Inc.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Crossey Engineering Ltd.

Landscape Architect: The MBTW Group

Arborist: Shady Lane Expert Tree Care Inc.

Branding Consultant: Scott Thornley + Company Inc.

Signage Consultant: Bhandari & Plater Inc.

Urban Planners: Urban Strategies Inc.

Food Services: Marrack + Associates Inc.

AV Consultant: Engineering Harmonics

Public Art: Catherine Williams Fine Art Consultants Inc.

IT Consultant: Graycom Analysis

Furniture Consultant: MCD Design Group Ltd.

Acoustic Consultant: Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.

Elevator Consultant: Soberman Engineering Ltd.

Traffic Consultant: iTrans Consulting Inc.

Geotechnical Consultant: Shaheen & Peaker Ltd.

Shoring Consultant: RWB Engineering Ltd.

Land Surveyors: Rabideau & Czerwinski

Quality Surveyor (Arch/Struc): A.W. Hooker & Associates Ltd.

Quality Surveyor (Mech/Elec): Clare Randall-Smith & Ass. Ltd.

Building Code Consultant: Larden Muniak Consulting Inc.

Project Area: 180,000 sqf

Project Year: 2005

Photographs: Eduard Hueber, Tom Arban

The Celia Franca Centre acts as a backdrop to the historic masonry structures, minimizing the impact of the overall mass on the streetscape. The building is organized as a series of stacked horizontal platforms with floor to ceiling glazing. The platforms become stages to the city, while the city is acquired as a backdrop to the dancers in training.

The space between Northfield House and the Celia Franca Centre is enclosed to create the Town Square, the heart of the school. This three-storey space foregrounds the heritage masonry walls of the heritage building and features an L-shaped Corten steel fireplace and a large digital projection screen. As the space from which all the major support programs radiate and converge - the café, physio department, and Resource Centre – The Town Square embodies NBS’s philosophy to nurture the development of the whole person - body, mind and soul.

The Jarvis Street campus both participates in the intensification and revitalization of its urban context and resonates the balance of tradition and innovation in the art of the ballet by emphasizing an interplay between the heritage elements and the contemporary architecture.