|Formerly:||United Way Building|
|Address:||580 Main Street|
|Use:||Offices and meeting spaces|
|Architects:||Raymond S.C. Wan Inc.|
The central location of the three-storey United Way head office allows the non-profit organisation to be more integrated with its community partners. The building was designed by Raymond S.C. Wan in 2010. Its ground floor features an open meeting room and temporary shared workspaces that are accessible to individuals and organisations working to further social innovation in the community. The double corner lot allows for maximum glazing and aluminum composite panels on all sides. The curved Main Street facade features copper-toned panels, above a colonnade, with plant beds in front of the recessed glazing. At the front of the building there is an interactive art piece by Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew titled “You, You and You.” The handprints on the aluminum talking stick are sensitive to touch and trigger a light display on the adjacent masonry fin.