Spadina Wavedeck receives prestigious ASLA Award

Waterfront Toronto’s Spadina WaveDeck has received another prestigious design award, this time from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The Spadina WaveDeck earned a 2009 Honor Award from the ASLA in its General Design category. Each year, the ASLA honours the best in landscape architecture and urban design from around the globe.

Since opening a year ago, the Spadina WaveDeck, designed by West 8 and du Toit Allsopp Hillier (DTAH) has received two leading design awards and was the first Canadian project ever to be short-listed for the world-acclaimed Brit Insurance Design Awards.

“We’re so pleased that the Spadina WaveDeck has been honoured again,” said John Campbell, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. “This project exemplifies what Waterfront Toronto means when we say that design excellence is part of everything we do. It’s a public gathering place that is also a stunning piece of art.”

“The design for the wavedecks is inspired in part by Ontario’s Great Lake shoreline and the cottage experience,” said Adriaan Geuze, Principal, West 8. “They’re meant to give urban dwellers the illusion of an authentic Canadian landscape and a feel for life at the lake.”

The Spadina WaveDeck is one of four dynamic wavedecks planned for the end of major waterfront streets. Two other dramatic wavedecks also opened this year at Rees and Simcoe Streets this summer.

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