Canadian Customs & Immigration Canadian Plaza Peace Bridge

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Canadian Customs & Immigration Canadian Plaza Peace Bridge

Selected through an Open Competition, NORR was awarded the design of the Canadian Customs and Immigration agencies, Redevelopment of the Peace Bridge Plaza and Border Crossing at Fort Erie, Canada. The design makes strong reference to the historic stone construction of the local buildings and historical fortress and archeological artifacts from the Peace Bridge site. It was also inspired by the native long house shelter and native canoe, which was the earliest form of transportation to cross the Niagara River. The curving wood roof of the central Customs and Immigration Building creates an embracing space that is materially warm and friendly, making the adjacent vehicle  inspection area atmosphere less intimidating. The relatively solid stone masses of the Administration and Refugee Processing building's and the use of stone traffic barriers were selected to blur the distinction between site and structure.

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