I Am Tremendously Excited by the New and Evolved Design from Frank Gehry
TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - "Since revealing our conceptual vision for
a Frank Gehry designed, mixed-use development that would transform
Toronto's downtown arts and entertainment district last fall, we have
been actively engaged in an ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders,
including local residents, Toronto politicians and the city's Planning
This process of consultation has allowed us to better understand the
objectives of the various stakeholders, and as such, allowed the
conceptual design of the buildings to respond and evolve. When we
launched the project, we knew that the forms as presented were
conceptual and that both Frank Gehry's design process and the input of
local stakeholders would result in further interpretations.
Today, we are releasing the current iteration of Mirvish + Gehry
Together with the design team at Gehry Partners LLP and our development
and project manager Peter H. Kofman, of Projectcore Inc., we are
confident that today's vision for three towers rising from a cloud-like
podium, will create a new, dramatic profile for Toronto's arts and
entertainment district and significantly add to the emerging John
Street cultural corridor.
With a new podium design featuring exciting wood elements evoking the
industrial warehouse heritage and distinctive towers above that will be
both light and soft, we are making an iconic architectural statement
for the City of Toronto. I am excited by the platform this project
provides to allow us to develop and extend our cultural activities.
With today's design we are creating a project that will both
acknowledge the city's past, while moving boldly forward towards its
We remain committed to the process; to the project and to continuing my
family's legacy in Toronto's arts and entertainment district."
SOURCE: Projectcore Inc.
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