LaSalle Civic Center, Ontario, Canada, JP Thomson Architects, ALPOLIC, Photography ACM Panelworx

The LaSalle Civic Center in Ontario, Canada is a state-of-the- municipal building. The center houses multiple town amenities in one location. One the first floor is the LaSalle Friendship Seniors Center, Council Chambers, and the LaSalle branch of the Essex County Public . While the second floor features the town’s administrative offices including the Mayor, clerks, taxation, public works, etc.

LaSalle Civic Center, Ontario, Canada, JP Thomson Architects, ALPOLIC, Photography ACM Panelworx
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One of the major features, designed by the architects at JP Thomson Architects (JPTA), was the building’s two-story living wall. The wall improves air quality while also providing a popular location for the Clerk’s office to perform civil marriage ceremonies.

The architects describe, “Seating areas are situated on both the main atrium floor surrounding the bio-filter living wall and on the second floor providing balcony views. This “treehouse” effect was inspired by the Carolinian Forests which make up part of LaSalle’s natural beauty – a quality and character that the town wished to incorporate.”

LaSalle Civic Center, Ontario, Canada, JP Thomson Architects, ALPOLIC, Photography ACM Panelworx
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The building’s atrium is penetrated by natural light, thanks to the heavily glass exterior. Additionally, and unlike most municipal design, the building features three modern finishes fabricated by ACM Panelworx. 4 mm ALPOLIC/fr composite in three distinct finishes was utilized: Mica Grey, Silver, and Walnut.

LaSalle Civic Center, Ontario, Canada, JP Thomson Architects, ALPOLIC, Photography ACM Panelworx
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The Walnut finish is part of ’s Timber Series in which the manufacturer’s describe as providing, “The natural look of wood, without the weight, maintenance difficulties or expense.” The walnut wood grain is further brought inside and featured throughout the interior as well to provide warmth to the building.

The ALPOLIC/fr panels are enriched with Lumiflon FEVE resin . Metal coated with Lumiflon technology achieves a plethora of benefits including longer life cycles, reduced costs, higher gloss ranges and unparalleled .

information courtesy of JP Thomson Architect Ltd (JPTA) and The Town of LaSalle
Photos by ©ACM Panelworx

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