The Toronto Botanical Garden includes 12 contemporary-themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. Designed to inspire visitors to engage with nature, then go home and plant their own gardens, it also includes the newly renovated George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture, an award-winning, LEED Silver building with an impressive 5,000-sq.-ft. glass-topped pavilion.
For its expanded 3,400-sq.-ft. exhibit at the IIDEX/NeoCon Canada show, Teknion’s goal was to express its commitment to sustainability and to create a compelling space in which to showcase two of its newest office furniture products.
Terminal One at Lester B Pearson International Airport in Toronto is a major hub for international travel between the US and Canadian borders and one of the busiest airports in the world. Any signage system has to accommodate the Canadian Language Act, which mandates all public signage appear in both English and French.
INFOTOGO addresses Toronto's need for a self-financing tourist and resident wayfinding information system that can be deployed city wide, with custom district mapping.
The form of this street furniture element breaks away from the traditional city information pillar by lifting the body of the structure off the ground from a cantilevered pole. This innovative approach is further emphasized by implementing a three-sided display system, two convex faces, and one concave face to welcome and invite the user.
Teknion’s commitment to sustainable business practices encompasses the design, development, and manufacture of all its products. These same principles informed design choices for the 2009 IIDEX exhibit.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are immeasurable in their cultural and philosophical significance. Physically slight, fragile, and fugitive, the scrolls deserve display with an uncommon design sensibility—one that does not consider the quality of beauty as belonging only to the eyes. The Royal Ontario Museum’s Exhibits & Design Department based its design of the temporary exhibition on best communicating the context, content, and spiritual resonance of the scrolls.