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TD Place Stadium Veil

Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario

When we first sat down with Cannon’s architect on this project, his vision was clear: a design that would allow people “to flow through the stadium structure while still in the park.” His two main concerns were that it be built in wood and that it be as natural and durable as possible. But could it be done, especially considering the size of the veil and the complexity of the laminar geometry?

We wrote a pre-design feasibility report, worked in 3D to develop the geometry and detailed the design with supply, shipping and installation in mind. We also developed the erection sequencing plan for the contractor and refined shop details and drawings.

The veil structure is constructed of thousands of glued-laminated timber members, extends 25.5 m (84 feet) over the stands.

If laid end to end, the timber members in the veil measure just over 12 km (7 mi.).

Watch the construction video.


2014 Wood Design Award, Ontario Wood WORKS!

2014 North American Citation, Wood Design Award

2015 Award of Merit – Urban Elements, Ottawa Urban Design Awards


CTV News

Ottawa Sun

Architect Magazine


Urban Capital

Client: City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)

Architect: CannonDesign

Photographer: Dylan Durst (1); Mark Cichy (2 & 3); Greg Marshall (4)