"Rising Up" Selected BLA Team to Implement 2018 Winter Stations Design

Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018

Congratulations to the “Rising Up” team submission by fourth year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students from the University of Guelph who will be showcasing their design installation at the Winter Stations International Design Competition.  This competition brings temporary public art installations to The Beaches, an exhibition to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape.  “Rising Up” was selected from an internal class competition as part of the BLA4 Studio, and chosen by a jury, including faculty members and representatives from the Winter Stations (Architects and Landscape Architects).

The “Rising Up” student project team by the University of Guelph, Landscape Architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development consists of BLA students: Alexander Good, Austin Huang, Kevin Sadlemyer, Marc Cote, Stephan Stelliga, Zixiang Chen with Prof. Nadia Amoroso (LA Faculty Representative); Prof. Sean Kelly (SEDRD Director) and Prof. John Phillips, (College of the Arts).

Inspired by the topography of Toronto's Don Valley, Rising Up invites visitors to experience nature's uprising against increasing urbanization. The elevating tension between humans and the environment is articulated through deconstructed topographical layers and increasing negative space within the sculpture which exposes visitors to the elements.

Four drawings depicting Winter Stations submission on the Toronto Beach.University of Guelph, Landscape Architecture 2018 Winter Stations Design Submission "Rising Up".

Special thanks to our project sponsors: Terraplan Landscape Architects, MHBC Planning, University of Guelph - School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, and Home Depot, Downsview.

"The four winning designs were selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world by this year's Winter Stations design jury. Artists, architects and designers were asked to create bold designs at the site of the lifeguard stations that are dotted along the beach-front. Each winning submission celebrates Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape and aims to draw people outside to interact with installations, the winter and each other. The four winning designs will be joined by the three student installations from the University of Guelph, OCAD and Ryerson University." - Winter Station Press.  See full Winter Stations Media Press Release here

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