For the new meeting space built at the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto, durlum supplied their POLYLAM vertical baffle system as a special profile for the integrated linear lighting.

Located about 30 kilometres to the West of Toronto, Mississauga is home to the second largest location of the University of Toronto. This picturesque campus was built on the 225-hectare green zone along the banks of the Credit River and is home to more than 14,000 students.

One of the oldest buildings at the university is the William G. Davis Building (South Building). Constructed in 1974, it houses the services for students and visitors.

In a comprehensive renovation project designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, a new meeting space was added to the building with seating, new dining facilities and foyer areas.

durlum’s POLYLAM vertical baffle system features an ingenious arrangement of the baffles in a triangular design that imbues the ceiling with an open character. In places where no linear lighting is integrated in the vertical baffles, a blind cover with a wood finish sets a colourful counterpoint, highlighting the triangular design to advantage.

Completed in January 2020, these redesigned spaces combine design and function, inviting people to linger a while in a shared learning environment.


POLYLAM vertical baffle ceiling: Special profile for integrated linear lighting in various lengths; width 62mm; height 400mm; powdercoated in RAL 9016; perforated in RV-L6 and backed with acoustic fleece; blind cover with a wood finish; surface area: approx. 560m²

Photos: © Lisa Whitelaw Photography