GROUNDSCRAPER

 

GROUNDSCRAPER

This project is an extension of the legacy of Jane Jacobs and her advocacy around the Spadina Expressway. The current threat to the Chinatown/Kensington Market area is the rampant high-rise development east of the site which creates a homogenous city separated from the street. This project proposes a horizontal skyscraper, which emphasizes social space with a chess table, stage and cave-like place for kids to play. By taking over the existing fence, an object of exclusion is turned into and inclusive device.

 
 

GROUNDSCRAPER - Design & Build Team

Marcin Kedzior, Cara Kedzior, Christine Kim, Craig Crane, Thomas Barker, Jay Pooley, Kristjan Harris, Rami Dawood, Hilary Bonnell, Saksham Sharma, Valerie Marshall, Joshua Sam-Cato.