Statement from David Mirvish on Current Status of Mirvish + Gehry Toronto
05 Jun, 2013, 15:40 ET
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 Department.
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 Toronto.
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 future.
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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