It's not the cleanest rendering we have ever run on UrbanToronto, but it's all we've got: this is the toothsome design concept for the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre at the northeast corner of Yonge and Gould Streets in downtown Toronto.

The design, by cutting-edge Norwegian firm Snøhetta in league with Toronto's Zeidler Partnership Architects, is rumoured to cost beyond what Ryerson can afford, and is currently going through a value engineering exercise to bring a building in within budget. We are more than a little intrigued by this initial look, so we hope that the solution will still feel like a signature Snøhetta building when the number-crunches are done with it. We do know that if any firm can hook Ryerson up with some architectural cred, bring some cool to Yonge Street, and give Dundas subway station a north exit that makes a virtue out of all that yellow... it's Snøhetta.

It's tough waiting for the official announcement.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Ryerson: Student Learning Centre (10s?, Snøhetta/Zeidler Partnership)

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