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Stormwater Facility
by GH3

Stormwater Facility by gh3*
Adrian Ozimek

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.


This project has been longlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: GH3

Project: Stormwater Facility

Read more: GH3

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