Kipling Towers Charrette

DESIGN CHARRETTE CONNECTS TENANTS WITH DESIGNERS

On Saturday, November 13th., 2010, DIAC brought eight designers from various disciplines together with tower tenants, City planners and the property management team in a design charrette at the Kipling Towers in Rexdale, Ontario. The objective of the charrette was to explore short-term design opportunities addressing the tenants’ immediate concerns in the areas of signage & communications, exterior recreation areas, waste management, interior multi-purpose rooms, safety and security. The tenants had the chance to discuss their concerns with professionals from the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial, Interior and Graphic Design. DIAC prepared a final report documenting the Charrette recommendations which was published by the City of Toronto in Summer 2011. You can find the report here: http://www.toronto.ca/tower_renewal/pdf/kiplingtowers.pdf

The results of the charrette were summarized in a poster series presented at the Tower Renewal Symposium at Hart House in May 2011.

Tower Renewal Poster #1

Tower Renewal Poster #2

Tower Renewal Poster #4

Photos by Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, HIGHRISE: highrise.nfb.ca


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