June 10, 2005
by Canadian Architect
Toronto Community Housing is holding a design competition to select an architectural firm that will partner with TCHC on the first new building to be erected in Regent Park.
Five architectural firms have been asked to submit proposals that demonstrate a commitment to design excellence and environmental sustainability. The firms are architectsAlliance, Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc., Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Montgomery Sisam Architects/Kearns Mancini Architects, and finally, Teeple Architects. Toronto Community Housing has retained architect Joe Lobko as its professional advisor for the competition.
The building to be designed a tower in the northwest corner or Regent Park at Dundas and Sackville Streets will be part of the first phase of the Regent Park Revitalization.
On Thursday, June 23, the five firms will present their designs to the general public at an event at Nelson Mandela Park Public School from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The winner will be announced the following day.
This competition marks Toronto Community Housing’s commitment to excellence in design, in support of the Mayor of Toronto’s Roundtable on a Beautiful City.