Inspire555

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Welcome to the first phase of online engagement for the OPL-LAC Joint Facility. For this phase called "Building Blocks," we're specifically looking for your ideas and input on how to make the most of the site, in relation to the facility's requirements.

This is your chance to provide input into the building blocks that will help bring an architecturally iconic institution to Canada's Capital and which is sure to become a must-see national attraction. Your input, ideas and understanding of the site and its opportunities are critical in helping the architects make the most of this beautiful site!

This online exercise is in two parts:

  • Exercise 1 looks at the site itself (located in Ottawa at 555 Albert Street), key features, interesting views, and different ways and directions that you might access it. Please view the following video by lead architect Don Schmitt before taking part in Exercise 1: Site Opportunities.
  • Exercise 2 looks at three different concepts for how to best fit the facility onto this site.

Please note, in order to complete these exercises, you will have to register for an account.

In total, the video and the accompanying exercises (see tabs below) should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

View of 555 Albert Street, the site of the joint facility.

Welcome to the first phase of online engagement for the OPL-LAC Joint Facility. For this phase called "Building Blocks," we're specifically looking for your ideas and input on how to make the most of the site, in relation to the facility's requirements.

This is your chance to provide input into the building blocks that will help bring an architecturally iconic institution to Canada's Capital and which is sure to become a must-see national attraction. Your input, ideas and understanding of the site and its opportunities are critical in helping the architects make the most of this beautiful site!

This online exercise is in two parts:

  • Exercise 1 looks at the site itself (located in Ottawa at 555 Albert Street), key features, interesting views, and different ways and directions that you might access it. Please view the following video by lead architect Don Schmitt before taking part in Exercise 1: Site Opportunities.
  • Exercise 2 looks at three different concepts for how to best fit the facility onto this site.

Please note, in order to complete these exercises, you will have to register for an account.

In total, the video and the accompanying exercises (see tabs below) should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

View of 555 Albert Street, the site of the joint facility.

(A) This map shows the boundaries of the new facility's location (shaded in pink).

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Help us understand how the new building should sit on the site:

If you haven't done so already, you'll need to view the video by lead architect Don Schmitt before taking part in this exercise.

How will you typically access the site? Drag and place a pin on the map to show us how you plan to typically arrive at the site and from which direction you would access the facility.

Each of the five coloured pins below represent a different type of transportation. You can use more than one pin but the intent is...

Help us understand how the new building should sit on the site:

If you haven't done so already, you'll need to view the video by lead architect Don Schmitt before taking part in this exercise.

How will you typically access the site? Drag and place a pin on the map to show us how you plan to typically arrive at the site and from which direction you would access the facility.

Each of the five coloured pins below represent a different type of transportation. You can use more than one pin but the intent is to indicate your most typical method of getting around.

Pins represent your arrival point. For example, if you plan on arriving at the facility by light rail, place a blue pin at Pimisi station. If you plan on walking, place an orange pin within the pink shaded area which shows from which direction you would arrive.

You can zoom in and out of the map using the "+" and "-" on the bottom right hand corner of your map. Click and drag the map to move it in any direction you like. Don't forget to add comments and photos!

Once you've completed Part A of this exercise, please click here to complete Part B on the site's key features and views. Thank you!