University of Toronto - SAMIH

900 Military Tr, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 0C7, Canada

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MVRDV, Diamond Schmitt Architects



University of Toronto

General Contractor






Project overview

The Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) project is a dynamic initiative aimed at establishing a vital training facility for medical and healthcare professionals. It's designed to integrate residents into future healthcare developments and foster connections between local institutions and the diverse Scarborough community. This endeavor will serve as a central hub for healthcare education and enhance collaboration among regional healthcare providers.

Additionally, the building's innovative BIPV facade, covering around 63,000 SQFT, will harness solar technology for energy production. This feature will not only meet a portion of the building's energy needs but also lower its carbon footprint.


Project details

Project Size

63,000 sq ft

Power Outcome

Solar Facade: 513 kW Solar Panel: 119 kW

Building Type

University, Medical

Building Size

Mid Rise

Project Type

New Build
Facade System
Solid Colour
Flat & Curved Panel
Solid Colour
Solid Colour
SAMIH Dark Grey
Solid Colour
SAMIH Middle Grey
Solid Colour
SAMIH Light Grey

Project Solutions

Solutions in use

Solar Facade

Our Solar Facades are designed to effortlessly substitute your building's existing facade, transforming it into a dynamic solar energy-harvesting surface. At the heart of each panel lies a sturdy aluminum honeycomb core, coupled with a layer of high-performance solar cells, making every piece an efficient source of renewable energy.

Overtop the energy generating layer is the customizable exterior– a versatile canvas that can recreate any pattern or color. This adaptability allows the fusion of aesthetically pleasing architectural solar facades with the functional benefits of BIPV technology. It’s a harmonious blend of form and function, bringing to life facades that not only captivate the eye but also contribute positively to the environment.

Project Systems

Systems in use

CladiShield Rainscreen System

CladiShield offers more than mere cladding panels; it provides a fully integrated rainscreen wall solution. This system encompasses a top-tier air and moisture barrier, continuous insulation, versatile sub-framing systems, and, of course, our superior multi-faced cladding.

Each component of our system is crafted to function seamlessly together, delivering not just ease of installation, but also enduring performance and visual unity. CladiShield simplifies the process for architects and contractors, eliminating uncertainties and ensuring a cohesive, efficient building experience.


How the project came to life
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