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Four Seasons Building, Toronto/ Ontario, Canada

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The Four Seasons is located in Toronto, the heart of Yorkville, an area of intense cultural activity.

Description

The Four Seasons is located in Toronto, the heart of Yorkville, an area of intense cultural activity. With 57 floors and 204 m height, this building records to be the most expensive and popular of the city.  

ULMA Solution

Its location in the city center required for additional measures and made it a pioneering project in the use of the Hydraulic Windshield System HWS. The protective screens placed around the entire perimeter of the building fulfil the double function of securing works at the slab currently under construction and the next two, and provides platforms for access or storage.

Inclined panels with built-in storage platforms were used to ease the transfer of material to the next floor after use. Moreover, a mobile hydraulic power unit avoids the use of cranes for the climbing of screens and other materials, thus saving time and costs.

The windshield system is designed to work with the highly flexible MK System which allows using standard walers and simple joints to accurately adapt to the building geometry and to generally meet all requirements of the project. The HWS ensures workers' safety and prevents damage to the building during the construction process.

This project has been carried out with ULMA concrete formwork systems