Workshop Architecture's design Red Blanket was selected as a winner of the Winnipeg Warming Huts competition. See the official announcement here:
→ See our design here (pdf) >
Helena, Leah, Tom, and David will be travelling to Winnipeg at the end of January to help install Red Blanket. Big thanks to Winnipeg-based engineer Roy McPhail who helped with the mounting details.
Helena Grdadolnik is speaking at a Public Art Forum at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston on October 16 along with artists Shayne Dark and c.j. fleury and the head of Ottawa's Public Art Program, Julie Dupont. See more details about the Forum (see link below) and look out for info about the City of Kingston's Public Art Master Plan which Workshop Architecture is helping to develop.
Helena Grdadolnik is running a workshop in October for artists on urban art for signal boxes with the City of Toronto at the AGO:
Workshop Architecture have just completed two new kindergarten additions for Cedarland Public School and Greenbrier Public School in Brantford.
→ See the photos here
David Colussi and Helena Grdadolnik from Workshop Architecture were invited to speak at the Toronto Society of Architects' first Ideas Forum: Emerging Voices | Design Process. See links to the nine emerging practices here:
Workshop Architecture, in partnership with the TSA, organized a seminar called School Work: Innovative Architecture for Learning at IIDEX 2013
Check out Workshop Architecture's installation about movement and learning in the School Work exhibition at the Harbourfront Centre. See info here:
→ Photos of the exhibit >
Workshop Architecture are pleased to be the recipients of a 2013 Toronto Urban Design Award for the Green Line Vision! See the jury report for all the winners here:
Workshop Architecture is partnering with the Toronto Society of Architects to present a panel on Architecture and Learning at IIDEX on September 26, 2013. David Colussi and Helena Grdadolnik will talk about their approach to school design and their experience engaging students in the design process.
IIDEX Canada is a national design and architecture expo and conference that is co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada and Architecture Canada RAIC. Now in its 29th year, IIDEX brings together over 15,000 interior designers, architects, facility managers, real estate and business executives in a national forum which powers the design industry in Canada.
Workshop Architecture will be one of three firms featured in "School Work: Innovative Designs for Education", an exhibit on architecture and learning at the Harbourfront Centre's Architecture Gallery from September 20 to December 22, 2013.
About the Harbourfront Centre
The Harbourfront Centre is an innovative not-for-profit cultural organization that creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.
If you didn't make it to Geary Ave Parkette in May, you have another chance to see "Discover the Green Line", an exhibition showcasing the results of Workshop Architecture's Green Line Ideas Competition. The exhibition will be at the Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond from July 10 to 30.
Helena Grdadolnik, Workshop Architecture's Associate Director and public art expert, will lead "Public Art Now", a roaming workshop exploring a range of public art practice, from sculpture to more ephemeral transformations of public space by artists and designers in Toronto. The workshop will take place Wednesday evenings 6 to 9pm from August 14 to September 4.
→ Sign up at: www.ago.net/public-art-now
Check out the summer issue of Spacing. It includes an article on the results of the Green Line Ideas Competition written by Helena Grdadolnik, Associate Director at Workshop Architecture.
As part of their Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brickworks and ReNew Canada organized a talk about transforming infrastructure corridors to mixed-use public spaces. The May 14 talk included a discussion on the potential of the Green Line project by panellists Christopher Hume (Toronto Star's architecture critic), Jennifer Keesmaat (Chief Planner at the City of Toronto) and Dave Harvey (Executive Director of Toronto's Park People).
Workshop Architecture organized the Green Line competition and the event on May 4 with the Davenport Neighbourhood Association and a number of sponsors including: Canada Council for the Arts, Astley Gilbert Ltd. and the Ontario Association of Architects. See images of the event here:
→ Launch Photo Gallery
You can also download the photos:
→ Folder 1 (zip, 64.4MB) >
→ Folder 2 (zip, 65.8MB) >
→ Folder 3 (zip, 63.8MB) >
→ Folder 4 (zip, 43.1MB) >
Share your thoughts on the future of the Green Line by filling in this online survey:
→ Click here to take the survey
Check out the article on Workshop Architecture in Daily Commercial News:
See info about the Green Line photo exhibit on CONTACT's website:
Check out the Green Line competition entries. On May 4 we'll announce the jury's selection at a community event in Geary Avenue Parkette (north of Dupont St at Ossington Ave). Come to the event to share your thoughts on the entries and the future of the Green Line.
In the March issue of Canadian Architect, Helena Grdadolnik wrote about Workshop Architecture's experience designing full-day kindergarten additions:
Helena Grdadolnik, the Green Line competition organizer, was interviewed by John Lorinc in the Globe and Mail and by Matt Galloway on CBC Radio's Metro Morning:
See other press on the Green Line Ideas Competition here: