Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.
The new pavilions at East Point Park Bird Sanctuary use architecture as a means of framing one of Toronto’s most beautiful parks, while enhancing the pleasures of birding for visitors of all ages and levels of experience. Folded into angular shapes evocative of flight, sheets of laser-cut weathering steel form the pavilions for this wooded park on the Scarborough Bluffs, high above Lake Ontario. The materials palette, which also includes precast and cast-in-place concrete and galvanized grating, was chosen for durability and minimal environmental impact. The completed Phase One encompasses the Viewing Pavilion, a Bird Blind, and entry signage.
- Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
- Project: East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Photography: Steven Evans Photography
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Client: City of Toronto
- PLANT Architect Inc. Design Team: Mary Tremain, Lauren Barhydt, Jason van der Burg, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, Jeremy McGregor
- Structural: Blackwell
- Quantity Surveyor: A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.
- General Contractor: Hawkins Contracting Services Inc.
- Steel Work: Iron Bridge Fabrication Inc.