"WANDERING ECOLOGIES" WINS A CHICAGO ATHENAEUM INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2010
Wandering Ecologies, Weiss/Manfredi's design proposal for Toronto's Lower Don Lands, wins the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award.
The design rejuvenates/revitalizes the Lower Don River and establishes a new identity for Toronto, where recreational, cultural, and residential activities wander and overlap, creating a new model for sustainable waterfront expansion on the eastern edge of the city. Urban life and nature are conceived as reciprocal conditions that together will reclaim infrastructure and transform Toronto's Lower Don Lands into a new cultural paradigm that celebrates multiple ecologies: city and water, infrastructure and landscape, destination and retreat.
Established in the 1990s by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., the awards program honors and celebrates the most outstanding new achievements and innovations for new architecture. The 2010 International Architecture Awards recognize distinguished projects designed and built internationally by leading architecture firms.