Architecture Exhibitions Fall 2011

October 1 - December 31, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 7-8:30pm.
Architecture Special Event: TOO TALL? Panel Discussion.
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How should appropriate building height be determined within the city?
Does tall matter if the streetscape is successful?
How can Toronto neighbourhoods be redefined vertically?

As cities focus on increasing density in urban cores as an alternative to suburban sprawl, the persistent question is “How tall is too tall?” Environmental concerns push architects to build taller, yet respect for the surrounding neighbourhood grounds many tall projects. How do architects manage these often contradictory imperatives? Do we build for the present or the future?

architectsAlliance, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and RAW explore this idea through three new installations. Visual artist Douglas Walker also contributes to this exhibition.

architectsAlliance, ICE construction site, to be completed 2016. Image courtesy of architectsAlliance.
architectsAlliance: not at all
Installation view of Community Centred. Harbourfront Centre. Photography: Tom Bilenkey.
Architecture at Harbourfront Centre
Douglas Walker, #A-637. Oil on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.
Douglas Walker: A-637 & A-656
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2010. Toronto, ON. Photography: Maris Mezulis.
KPMB Architects: Tall Enough?
RAW, Rain Towers, to be completed in 2014, Shunde, Foshan, China. Image courtesy of RAW.
RAW: Tall is More (Tall or Sprawl)
5468796 Architecture, Centre Village, Winnipeg, MB. Image courtesy of 5468796 Architecture.
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