Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 11s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

Rascacielo

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Bland but thankfully well hidden by Corus and George Brown so it doesn't damage the skyline like some other nearby developments...
 

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The Terracotta coloured bands (almost) save this building. In fact, they set a good example for other developers/architects that that glass high-rise design can tastefully incorporate (natural tones) colour.

That being said, the scale and massing are overwhelming & It is still just a couple of big-box, one-supersize-fits-all office blocks.

This is the problem with the Eastern waterfront so far: Waterfront TO has done a great job creating and implementing a plan for the public realm- but the architecture is so harsh and blocky it casts a pall over the public spaces (especially Queens Quay and the grim little "woonerfs" wedged in between the chunky grey beasts )- Must everything in sight be either glass and soot grey?... I hope the Moriyama Building will shake up what has been a very mediocre start.
 

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Love the looks of this facade it's very rich looking with the orange trim as you can see in the photos up! It would be awesome to see this facade used on a supertall. The mirrored reflection it gives is very strong and would compliment the skyscrapers around it like LBCO, CIBC Towers do.
 

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What a difference between this and the Daniels Launchpad building across the street. The Daniels building has variety and well thought out details. It brings some sorely needed solidity and texture to an area with too many large expanses of flat glass. It's designed to be seen on foot. The Waterfront Innovation Centre, by contrast, has a monolithic, horizontal-oriented design that's flat and featureless - the characteristics of suburban office parks designed to be seen from cars on a highway.
 

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What a difference between this and the Daniels Launchpad building across the street. The Daniels building has variety and well thought out details. It brings some sorely needed solidity and texture to an area with too many large expanses of flat glass. It's designed to be seen on foot. The Waterfront Innovation Centre, by contrast, has a monolithic, horizontal-oriented design that's flat and featureless - the characteristics of suburban office parks designed to be seen from cars on a highway.
Agreed. Although bland as hell at least this is relatively harmless compared to beauty and the beasts just across the street.
 

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