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  • 1. Reconnected. THE GAR provides a New Sectional Relationship between city, motorway and waterfront. Hybrid forms of cross-sectionCROSS SECTION / 1:250 THE ‘MOUNTAIN’ AT 480 LAKESHORE1. biggest obstacle for accessibility: rail corridor + gardiner 2. clusters of disconnected neighborhood islands 3. proposed panam games olympic park + district energy center building + 480 lakeshore site 4. could the existing topography ofDIAGRAM / CONCEPTAERIAL VIEW / CONTEXT WITH CURRENT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS IN PLACEVIEW / FROM A RESIDENTIAL TOWER BALCONY VIEW / WINTER SCENE PARK ON THE NEWLY CREATED TOPOGRAPHY / INHABITED LANDSCAPEST. LAWRENCE MARKETSUGAR BEACHTHEGARRECONNECTED.We’re tying it alltogether;picturing torontoas a park cityGREEN CONTINUITY BLOCKED VIEWSPULL UP TO HIGHWAY LEVEL OPTIMIZED VIEWSDIAGRAM / TOWER & PODIUM INTERFACE CONCEPT
  • 2. tions create hybrid structures with multiple programs run between the new mezzanine level, the top of the infrastructure, and the waterfront.topography of rail corridor berms inform a congruent connection strategy? 5. ...and strategic passages across, minimal interventions!6. a new urban topography, a sinuous landscape solving accessibility but also tying all the disjointedclusters back together: a new eco-infrastructureCIRCULATION & PROGRAMSHERBOURNE COMMONSTHE DISTILLERY DISTRICTWEST DON LANDSPARKSIDEGEORGE BROWN COLLEGEBAYSIDEKEATING CHANNELLOWER DON LANDSFILM PORTwhy not let the public spacesurround the traffic?Phasing THE GAR is a process of evolutionand acceleration. We’re not untying a knot,we’re reconnecting it.5m4m3m2m1m0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.VOID BALCONY TRIANGLE BALCONY PIXEL BALCONY WAVE BALCONYVOID BALCONY TRIANGLE BALCONY PIXEL BALCONY WAVE BALCONYVIEW / DRIVING APPROACH FROM EASTTILTING TOWERSrespond to the alternating slopes ofthe park, and create a new cinematicexperience for drivers on the Gardiner
  • 3. ILLUSTRATIVE PLAN 1:1000Replanted. The newly created topography will become an urban arboretum with 5000 species of trees and ground seeds. The Park will be subdivided inTYPICAL CROSS SECTIONSVIEW / 480 LAKESHORE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO / VERTICALSUMMERSUMMER1. daylight redirection below the Gardiner2. public solar heated spa along the Keat-ing Channel3. noise absorbing walls clad withphotovoltaics reduce noise and providemaximum yield for green power4. living wall to filter sound and improveair quality5. automatically adjusting facade awningsenhancing outdoor lighting and quality ofthe public realm below the Gardiner6. direct heat exchange withthe Gardiner which acts as solar collectorfor the heating of the Keating ChannelWINTER1. daylight redirection below the Gardiner2. embeded piping in new pavementover Gardiner prevents frost and reducesthermal stress reducing maintenance cost3. noise absorbing walls clad withphotovoltaics reduce noise and providemaximum yield for green power4. living wall to filter sound and improveair quality5. highly reflective facade enhancingoutdoor lighting and quality of the publicrealm below the Gardiner6. direct heat exchange with the KeatingChannel which acts as heat source inwinter to prevent frost123456123456THE KEATING CHANNEL AS A RESOURCEdirect heat exchange with water fromthe Keating Channel acts as heatsource in winter to prevent frostTHE GARDINER AS A RESOURCEdirect heat exchanger withthe Gardiner acts as a solar collectorto heat the Keating ChannelWINTERJARVIS SHERBOURNE PARLIAMENTTRINITYAXONOMETRIC VIEW / SHERBOURNE STREET INTERSECTION AXONOMETRIC VIEW / TRINITY STREET INTERSECTIONpedestrian underpassshop frontbike pathcontinuousbrick pavingto waterfrontDISTILLERY DISTRICTdense tree plantingart wallstreet loweredunder bermbike pathbermed art parkSHERBOURNE PARKnew street pavingnoise cathedralwidened sidewalkshop frontVIEW / LINEAR PARK / OUTDOOR SCULPTURE GALLERY VIEW / LAKESHORE BOULEVARD122 3 4DON’T USE THISSECTION / JARVIS & SHRBOURNE: CONCERT STAGE + ARBORETUMSECTION / MAJOR INTERSECTIONS: SHOPS UNDER BERM + HANGING GARDENVIEW / LINEAR PARK / OUTDOOR CINEMA & PROJECTION1we will use our city differently, public space will surround the traffic, integrating & incorpo
  • 4. ided into several Ecotone zones according to the microclimatic conditions of the slopes and exposure to the elements. This will provide a rich seasonal coT SCENARIO / VERTICAL CONNECTION DOWN TO PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL ALONG THE KEATING CHANNELTRINITY CHERRYMUNITION DON RIVER DON ROADWAYVIEW / THE ARCADE UNDER THE GARDINER VIEW / THE ARCADE UNDER THE GARDINERTHE ARCADE UNDER THE GARDINERPROVIDES A CONTINUOUS PUBLIC PROM-ENADE ALONG THE WATER WITH ROUNDTHE CLOCK ACTIVITIES DAY & NIGHTWe are not throwing itaway anymore, everybit of our city is a vitalpiece of stored energypoised to be reusedin an enlightened citybuilding initiative.345 65 6SECTION- BETWEEN PARLIAMENT AND CHERRYSECTION- BETWEEN JARVIS AND SHERBOURNESECTION- BETWEEN SHERBOURNE AND PARLIAMENTNTSECTION- BETWEEN BOOTH AND LESLIESECTION- BETWEEN DON RIVER AND BOOTHSECTION- JUST EAST OF CHERRYSECTION- BETWEEN BOOTH AND LESLIESECTION- BETWEEN DON RIVER AND BOOTHSECTION- JUST EAST OF CHERRYSECTION- BETWEEN BOOTH AND LESLIESECTION- BETWEEN DON RIVER AND BOOTHSECTION- JUST EAST OF CHERRYSECTION / SHERBOURNE & PARLIAMENT: ART PARK + SOUND CATHEDRALSECTION / JARVIS & SHERBOURNE: OUTDOOR CINEMA PROJECTION SECTION / PARLIAMENT & CHERRY: BIKE PATHSECTION / BOOTH & LESLIE: URBAN BOULEVARDSECTION / DON RIVER & BOOTH: RAILYARD PARKSECTION / EAST OF CHERRY: TOBOGGAN HILLPLAKESHOREQUEEN’S QUAYPAN AM VILLAGE / WEST DON LANDS DON RIVER PARKGO TRAIN STATIONKEATING CHANNELGARDINERorporating it. This paradigm shift is already underway. Transit, bicycles and pedestrians are reorg
  • 5. nal color palette of landscaped bands while housing a variety of programs appropriate for each micro-condition within a larger green system.LOGAN CARLAW LESLIEBLUFF SAVANNAHDRY SAVANNAHMOISTMEADOW RAVINESLOPE RAVINERIPARIANPinusbanksiiJackPineRhustyphinaStaghornSumacRhusaromaticaFragrantSumacBetulaalleghaniensisYellowBirchAmelenchierarboreaServiceberryAcersaccharumSugarMapleAcersaccharumSugarMapleCalmagrostiscanadensisCanadabluejointScirpuscyperinusWool-grassAsclepiastuberosaAsterericoidesHeathasterWildbergamotHelianthusdivaricatusElymuscanadensisCanadianWildRyeQuercusvelutinaBlackOakQuercusalbaWhiteOakJuglanscinereaButternutSalixpetiolarisSlenderwillowQuercusPalustrisPinOakQuercusmacrocarpaBuroakQuercusbicolorSwmpWhiteOakCoylusamericanaAmericanHazelPrunusvirginianaChokeCherryCornusamomumssp.obliquaSilkyDogwoodAndropogongerardiiBigBluestemSorghastrumnutansIndianGrassRhustyphinaStasghornSumacSambucuscanadensisCommonElderberryPopulusgrandidentataLarge-toothAspenPopulustremuloidesTremblingAspenBLUFF MEADOW SAVANNAH DRY SAVANNAH MOIST RAVINE SLOPE RAVINE RIPARIANOur Gardiner is astructure whichhas the potentialto make a positivecontribution towardsits surroundings.constraintsbecomeopportunities.P H A S E 1 P H A S E 2 P H A S E 3SAVANNAH DRY SAVANNAH MOISTBLUFFBLUFF BLUFFMEADOWRAVINE SLOPE MEADOWRAVINE RIPARIANMEADOWmmP H A S E 1 P H A S E 2 P H A S E 3SAVANNAH DRY SAVANNAH MOISTBLUFFBLUFF BLUFFMEADOWRAVINE SLOPE MEADOWRAVINE RIPARIANMEADOWBLUFF MEAPinusbanksiiJackPineRhustyphinaStaghornSumacAcersaccharumSugarMapleCalmagrostiscanadensisCanadabluejointScirpuscyperinusAsclepiastuberosaElymuscanadensisCanadianWildRyeAndropogongerardiiBigBluestemPLANTING MATRIX / ECOTONEPROGRAM DISTRIBUTION PHASING DIAGRAMorganizing the flows of movement and the circulation of city blocks.