Congratulations to Alina Turean, recipient of the Outstanding Design Work in 4A (considering 493) Award.
The leading design idea for the Centre is that any central meeting spot exists within a context. Sheltering Collaboration exists within the context of the city of Toronto. The city exists within the confrontation between different stakeholders; between the individual and the institution. The meeting rooms that house the conversations between these stakeholders are central within the building. The success of this embedded collaboration spot is about how it is held, its context is its circulatory corridors, the breakout spaces found along the way and the bounding surfaces. The project aims to investigate the role of the peripheral in the topological spatial relationship between spaces of conflict and resolution.