Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steel Wall

This is the front wall of the new visitor centre at Fort York where you find out all kinds of info about the fort before entering into it. It was designed by Patkau Architects Inc & Kearns Mancini Architects Inc and the Corten steel gives it a contemporary vibe while at the same time referencing the defensive setting of the fort behind it. That structure to the right is the Gardiner Expressway which is an elevated roadway running along our waterfront. More pics to come for a couple of days.

17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Modern fort look, rather forbidding!

llandudnopictures said...

Perfectly apt for its surroundings!

TexWisGirl said...

now THAT'S a good fence!! :)

Revrunner said...

Certainly has a fortress-like appearance.

Cloudia said...

Ah! I lived in a boat made of corten steel! but it still needed dry dock. Nice post!

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Halcyon said...

I really like this.

Gosia k said...

different but nice

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet it's noisy under that bridge!

Bruce Clark said...

I like the angle you took in the shot.

Sharon Anck said...

Seems perfect for the location.

William Kendall said...

A nice reminder of just how close it is to the expressway. It reminds me of the contrast between the freeways a little further up towards the 401, and a cemetery stuck right in the middle of it.

jennyfreckles said...

It weathers wonderfully, I think.

Lois said...

Looks like it would be hard to climb!

Randy said...

Nice looking modern design.

Jack said...

I am guessing that you framed this to make it look very nice, hiding most of that elevated motorway.

Stephanie said...

Looks like it works well in its surroundings.

Laura. M said...

Buena perspectiva!!