TD Place Stadium at Lansdowne Park has been recognized with a 2014 Wood WORKS! Wood Design Award. The award specifically honors the stadium design team (CannonDesign along with Halsall Associates and Moses Structural Engineers) for its innovative use of wood in the design and construction of the iconic glulam veil that emerges from the stadium landscape and serves both as an enclosure to the brand new South Stands as well as a welcoming natural façade to the historical canal and integral park.
The iconic veil is made of Alaskan Yellow Cedar and features more than 750,000 parts and is 154 metres wide and 25.5 metres high at its tallest point. The veil is composed of 24 uniquely shaped primary vertical supports that vary in length from 20-44 metres and give the structure its complex curvature.
TD Place Stadium reopened earlier this year as a 24,000 modern sports and entertainment venue with a dramatic and unique south stand superstructure, a completely refurbished north stand, an all-new playing surface and new high-tech scoreboards and in-stadium signage and services. The Canadian Football League (CFL) Ottawa RREDBLACKS and NASL Ottawa Fury are both playing their inaugural season at the iconic venue at Lansdowne Park.
Wood WORKS! is a national, industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council that promotes and supports the use of wood in all types of construction. The initiative recognizes industry professionals and organizations that advance the use of wood in commercial, industrial, institutional and residential constructions through innovation and design excellence. More than 350 architects, designers, engineers, industry leaders and government representatives came together for the design awards Wednesday, Nov. 12.