A New 'Wave' On Toronto's Waterfront

Toronto has created new public space where there was none, building a curvy wooden plaza designer Adriaan Geuze calls a 'WaveDeck' directly over the water.
November 27, 2008, 7am PST | Tim Halbur
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"The Spadina WaveDeck spans one of downtown Toronto's many boat slips, little-used indentations in the harbor's edge that pinch the shoreline, leaving only about nine feet of sidewalk between the lake and Queens Quay Boulevard, a four-lane thoroughfare with streetcar tracks. This is no simple boardwalk, however. 'We designed a specific silhouette of undulating decks where the city kisses the lake,' Geuze says of the project, which will ultimately include five WaveDecks. His ipe-clad ribbons rise and fall as they cross the slips, their curves creating seating ledges and allowing the pedestrian walkway to wiggle down to the water's edge."

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Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Metropolis
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