If you’re in downtown Toronto, you can’t miss the landmark 65 King Street East. The 18-storey tower deftly incorporates ground level retail, 400,000 square feet of office space, and a design that champions the existing heritage façade. But just as impressive are the features you can’t see – the “backbone” of this prestigious addition to the Toronto skyline.
The IIS team kept two perspectives in mind throughout the design process: utilizing technology that attracts high-quality tenants today, and creating a design that will meet the technology expectations of future tenants.
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The secondary design feature was a converged building network (CBN) “backbone” that allows all building systems sensors, devices, controllers, servers, to communicate with each other and the cloud if required.
And, importantly, 65 King East is “Smart Ready”. If current tenants want to increase their intelligent integration, or future tenants have other integration demands, the CBN provides the capability for any network-based systems to be added to the network…and then monitored or controlled by other systems!
As a converged building, 65 King East gives tenants the flexibility to choose (and change) their level of integration and connectivity. Long-term tenant, Google, which occupies 18 floors, recently required the ability to integrate the base building security operations with their own systems. While both of the security systems function separately, the design of the CBN and integrated systems made this interoperability possible.
In the long-term, as technologies and ways of working evolve, the IIS design can support these changes – it all depends on what tenants (and their employees) want!
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