Since our last update on Scala by Tridel, a series of new renderings, mostly of interior common spaces and amenity rooms, have been released. The highly-detailed renderings include several images of the fitness centre, party room, and pool, as well as the lobby and main entrance. The spaces are the work of renowned interior design firm UNION31 who have been on board with Tridel extensively over the years, and based on their history of creating nearly photorealistic renderings of spaces long before they are actually built, these images should provide a very good idea of how the finished product will appear once this Bayview Village-area development is complete in 2019.

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Fitness Centre, Scala, courtesy of Tridel

Seen above and below, the Fitness Centre will feature a large, airy room, fitted out with a wide variety of workout equipment, along with dedicated space for yoga. Evident from the renderings, the interior finishes evoke a strong mid-century modern flair (one which is carried throughout the rest of the building), paired here and there as with the Fitness Centre, with a retro Space Age aesthetic to complete the look.

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Fitness Centre with feature wall and yoga studio, courtesy of Tridel

The mid-century modern vibe is very much kept alive throughout the Party Room and Dining Room spaces, the heavy use of teak wall panelling and teak-accented retro furniture, paired with 60's inspired chandeliers, light fixtures, and built-in shelving, working to bring a semblance of Mad Men-era cool to Scala's interior spaces. 

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Party Room, courtesy of Tridel

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Party Room, alternate view showing cocktail bar, courtesy of Tridel

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Dining Room, courtesy of Tridel

The indoor pool room, as seen below, splashes out on black marble floors and fireplace, while the high, backlit feature wall is covered by an earth-tone, pixelated mosaic pattern, working to bring the outside in from beyond the expansive glass curtain wall. 

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Pool Room with marble floor, courtesy of Tridel

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Pool Room, courtesy of Tridel

The interior of the Lobby space continues much of the same aesthetic, the oversized light fixture hanging over the concierge desk, playing off the abstract feature wall and book-matched marble staircase. Seen from another angle, the Lobby is outfitted with retro furniture, tall gleaming columns, and an ethereal water feature. 

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Main Entrance Lobby, Scala, courtesy of Tridel

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Lobby space with water feature, courtesy of Tridel

Last but not least, renderings of the covered entry area outside the lobby reveal a similar retro aesthetic, the angular massing of Scala's pyramidal exterior softened by the playful addition of a gently swirling paving stone mosaic—mirrored overhead—and reminiscent of Copacabana Beach in Rio Di Janeiro. 

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Main Entrance, detail of mosaic pattern, courtesy of Tridel

Scala, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Leslie and Sheppard, Toronto Scala Main Entrance, courtesy of Tridel

Altogether, the new renderings of the Wallman Architects-designed Scala showcase a design scheme that appears to take more than a few cues from the swinging 60s, the mid-century modern aesthetic makes full use of the range of period materials and textures to achieve a cohesive look and feel. 

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