Sweep and to Reveal refers to the subtle addition and subtraction of the site making a complex yet elegant design as a response to the surrounding site and neighbouring properties. A low lying design was encouraged to help preserve existing views from the south neighbourhood, which sit at a higher elevation. Our site is nestled in the centre of extensive green space which hugs Lebreton Flats. Both wings are oriented on the Ottawa River. During later hours of the day the large two storey atrium receives an enormous amount of natural light creating ambience and a scintillating atmosphere. The overall layout allows natural light to reach the furtherest corners of the building, helping to lower energy costs.