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Client: Withheld Type: Mixed-use Location: Toronto, Canada Year: 2015 - Status: On going
As Toronto evolves as a city, how are the identities and narratives that comprise its distinct neighbourhoods changing with it? In what ways do design and architecture inform those identities and narratives? How can retail be better integrated into the cultural fabric of our communities? And how can developers play a leading role in pioneering a new kind of residential development that is responsive to community needs and commercial interests?
PARTISANS was retained by Madison Homes to create architectural schemes for a hybrid mid-rise / high-rise mixed use building in the heart of midtown Toronto. We conducted an ethnographic study of the neighbourhood to evolve a vision for the project, a new narrative for the area, and architectural options that responded to the neighbourhood’s retail, social, and cultural context.
More info on Page 32 of Partisans' portfolio PDF: http://www.partisans.com/