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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court in Ontario, Canada by SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

 
September 25th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

The Sky-o-swale is a shade-water structure that filters rainwater through a green roof, into an underground cistern. The water is used to irrigate the Community Garden. More than that, the Sky-o-swale is a shaded community gathering space—a stage for performances and seating for the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) /Jumpstart sports pad. It’s a wondrous structure, with a truly amazing history.

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  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects
  • Project: Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

The idea for the Sky-o-swale was co-created by local youth with their architect mentors. It originated as a creative response to a physical conundrum. Provided with funds to build a bio-swale by Live Green Toronto, local youth were disappointed to learn that the soil at The Storefront would not allow for the necessary water filtration. Undeterred, the youth and architect mentors from archiTEXT, SUSTAINABLE.TO and ERA Architects, came up with a creative solution: put the bio-swale on a shade structure “in the sky.” And with that, the idea for the Sky-o-swale was born.

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The Sky-o-Swale is a structure where nothing is concealed. Every material is allowed to be visible and to help define the space. Materials were all chosen for their sustainability, efficiency, and durability, resulting in a welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting addition to the site. A combination of strength and beauty give it a powerful presence in community.

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

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Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

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