NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION
Created as a warm, welcoming place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike, the Odeyto Indigenous Centre at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario, was inspired by the Anishinaabe word “Odeyto” which means “good journey”. The project conceptualizes this sentiment with the image of a wooden canoe pulling up to a dock at the college where students make a stop to gather knowledge before continuing on life’s journey. Working closely with Ontario’s First People communities, Gow Hastings Architects collaborated with Two Row Architect to create a design that embodies cultural references from many Indigenous cultures. Closely resembling the hull of an overturned wood canoe, the roof is supported by 28 glue laminated Douglas Fir ribs supporting the tongue and groove Douglas Fir deck (supplied by Bryte Designs). Sansin’s KP-12 was applied to the wood, enhancing the beauty while offering strong protection from UV degradation and moisture absorption.
PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT
Precision Coat KP-12