Stormwater Facility in Toronto treats urban run-off in a newly developed area of the Canadian city.
Housing state-of-the-art systems, the monolithic, cast-in-situ concrete building treats run-off from the new West Don Lands and Quayside neighbourhoods and is designed to express civic responsibility towards ensuring safe and clean water ecology. A strategically placed window reveals glimpses of the building’s inner workings, while a sky window on the south roof facet is a luminescent beacon to the city at night, intentionally inviting curiosity about the expanding city and its supporting infrastructure.
The project is a bold architectural response that aims to be a catalyst for increased public engagement in, and understanding of, the critical role played by otherwise invisible urban infrastructure.
Project: Stormwater Facility
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