gh3* | R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
Occupancy: June 1, 2021
Construction Budget: $23 million
The Stormwater Facility (SWF) treats urban run–off from Toronto’s new West Don Lands neighbourhood. The project represents state–of–the–art treatment of stormwater and elevates the spatial role of municipal infrastructure. The facility is composed of three distinct elements: a 20-metre diameter reservoir shaft to receive and siphon stormwater, the stormwater treatment plant itself, and the connecting concrete channel and surrounding gutters. SWF takes these constituent parts and unifies them into a whole that renders the facility’s infrastructural functions legible, didactic and aesthetically compelling.
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(see Architecture Canada publication out in Fall 2022 for more details)
Prime Consultant (Structural / Mechanical / Electrical / Civil) - R.V. Anderson Ltd.
The sculptural architecture form of the facility and the negotiation between scale and connection to the ground was noted by the jury. They felt that it reinforced the power of architecture to intervene in unsuspecting conditions to create beauty around us.