New Frank Gehry renderings for Toronto
For the design and architecture heads out there, a few new Frank Gehry renderings were released yesterday for a planned trio of residential towers in Toronto.
David Mirvish and Frank Gehry have released updated renderings of their massive, mixed-used project planned to transform Toronto’s downtown arts and entertainment district. The Mirvish+Gehry vision will include a triad of residential towers perched on top a six-story, wooden podium inspired by the site’s industrial past and covered in a ‘cloud-like’ sculptural skin. The towers, rising over 80 stories each, will house condos, a new OCADU campus, and a gallery space to house the Mirvish’s collection of modern art.
In the design world, there’s perhaps no architect today more polarizing than Frank Gehry. Call me a fan though of these transformative towers for Toronto (say that 3x fast) as I can imagine the abstract forms truly redefining Toronto’s skyline. I especially like the skin of the tower on the right (very Gehry-esque) and the context of the towers’ inspiration as a whole. Can’t wait to see the new Drake video atop one of the towers’ penthouse condos sometime circa 2018. A couple more looks below.