My most recent professional experience was with the Danish architecture firm 3XN. During my 8 months at 3XN’s NYC Office, I conducted design studies for two structures that are part of the firm’s T3-Bayside master plan in Toronto, ON. This experience taught me to investigate the formal, technological, social, political, and economic debates surrounding Toronto and mass timber construction.
T3 Bayside is located along Queens Quay East, flanked by Merchants’ Wharf, at the northern edge of the Bayside development, and represents a unique opportunity to enhance and enforce the emerging Bayside master plan on multiple levels. On a local scale, the two buildings work together to create a continuously activated ground level, with retail on all sides and with additional community and shared spaces stepping up around the central plaza. Together, this collection of spaces provide a vibrant mix of new possibilities for the whole neighborhood, including venues for event spaces, flexible office space, and community and co-working facilities, to name a few.