Daniels Wins Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

Jury comment:

“The University of Toronto Daniels Building and landscape at One Spadina Crescent grapples with a challenging but glorious site. The landmark roadway circle and heritage building were inherently disconnected from adjacent streets and the University of Toronto campus, but remained a highly visible and historically significant site in the city. The designers have ingeniously exploited these constraints delivering an iconic landscape and building expansion that serves as a significant anchor to the University campus and, playing up its 360 degrees of exposure, addresses the public around the circle. To the south, the original building stands proud above new tall grasses. To the east and west, entrance plazas serve to connect to adjacent neighbourhoods, and to the north, a planted amphitheatre forms a dramatic space for outdoor events and lounging.

In particular, the jury applauds the striking and experimental landscape design which is bold enough to make a statement in this space of non-stop traffic. Sloping planted landforms and a wild plant palette challenge expectations of more mundane campus landscape design and offer great diversity in a relatively small area. It serves as a marker of design experimentation – an important indication of the activities within the building’s walls.”

More information on the Toronto Urban Design Awards Program can be found HERE.

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Daniels Building in Yapi

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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The Daniels Building at One Spadina is featured in this month’s issue of Turkish magazine Yapi! Read on HERE.

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Daniels nominated for William Greer Built Heritage Award

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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This award celebrates building owners who have undertaken projects to conserve or adapt a historic property or architectural feature of a historic property within the municipal boundaries of the city of Toronto. Congrats to the Daniels Faculty! See the full list of nominees HERE.

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PEAKS AND GABLES

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Dara Lin

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Matthew Marrani describes in the Architect’s Newspaper how the Daniels Building uses modern material systems to reference the language of the Gothic heritage Knox College building.

Read more HERE.

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DANIELS IN BAUNETZ

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Dara Lin

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The Daniels Building was featured in German online publication Baunetz.

Read HERE.

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DANIELS IS ARCHITIZER A+ JURY WINNER

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by Dara Lin

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The Daniels Building is the winner in the Architecture + Climate Change category and will be featured in Architizer’s upcoming Phaidon compendium, which will be available for pre-order this fall.

See all the winners HERE.

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VOTE DANIELS FOR A+ AWARDS!

Posted on June 26th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Competitions

The Daniels Building has been selected as a finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards for the Climate Change category, and has also received a special mention for the Architecture + Ceilings category. It is now a contestant for the two most sought-after awards: The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award.

You can help choose the Popular Choice Award by voting HERE!

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DANIELS AND MSD FEATURED IN ARQUINE

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _Daniels Building, _Melbourne School of Design, Academic, Press

The Summer 2019 edition of Arquine examines the ability of architecture to show and to teach by taking a look at architecture schools around the world. Among the works featured are the Daniels Building and the Melbourne School of Design, both schools that inspire their occupants through their form and integration.

“[The Daniels Building], in bringing together restoration, renovation, and reinvention, is a hub for education, research, and outreach focused on the creation of more environmental, beautiful, and socially sustainable cities.”

“The building itself is a laboratory for experimentation and research…. self-explanatory in its operation and architecture, revealing a logic of construction layers as a pedagogical tool.”

Read more about Daniels HERE and MSD HERE.

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WALLPAPER* ON TORONTO’S THRIVING ARCHITECTURE SCENE

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Dara Lin

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Alex Bozikovic describes “a new and more braggadocious spirit” in Canada’s largest city, fueled by the 20-year building boom. Among the featured works is the Daniels Building.

“The University of Toronto architecture school now has a home that speaks of serious creative ambition… An addition by Boston firm NADAAA with Toronto’s Adamson Associates echoes the whimsy of the older building with pointy concrete and steel.”

Read Wallpaper*’s full piece HERE.

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Daniels in ‘Learning by Design’

Posted on June 14th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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Learning by Design‘s Summer Issue features the Daniels Building and other Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Award winners. Read on HERE.

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