portfolio

Size

  • 45,000 ft2

Client

  • Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Collaborator

  • Groupe Archifin

Services

  • Planning
  • Concept Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Tenant Design Criteria Manual
  • Tenant Design Reviews

Recognition

  • Canadian Property Awards, Highly Commended
  • Grands Prix du Design, Winner
  • ICSC Maple Leaf Gold Award
  • Retail Design Institute, 1st prize in the Quick Service Restaurant category

CF Rideau Centre Dining Hall

Ottawa, Ontario

Elevating the Food Court Experience

The new Dining Hall was relocated on the second level of a former Sears space, directly below the future Nordstrom location.  Emulating its new fashion neighbor above, the dining hall has a decidedly fashion look. The seating capacity was increased from 500 to 850 guests and includes a state-of-the-art scullery, thereby reducing the dining halls environmental footprint. The objective was to create a dynamic and contemporary food destination, elevating the experience from food court to stylish dining hall, while maintaining a strong connection with local Ottawans by referencing familiar geography and national buildings.

fun fact(s)

The pattern of the pink etched glass wall mirror in the side seating zone is a topographical map of Ottawa.

The pattern of the pink etched glass wall mirror in the side seating zone is a topographical map of Ottawa.