Forma Featured in ArchDaily: Frank Gehry Reveals New Images of his First Residential Tower in Canada
Great Gulf Group, Dream, and Westdale Properties, have unveiled renders of Frank Gehry's newest architecture in Toronto, Canada. Set to leave a mark on the city's skyline, Forma, the architect’s first residential tower in Canada and his tallest building yet rises 73 storeys and features a thoughtfully-appointed Gehry-designed lobby along with a striking custom art installation that reflects his visionary approach, as well as interiors by international design studio Paolo Ferrari.
Forma's design will define the urban space along King Street and Duncan Street in Toronto, creating a new visual dynamism and movement onto the skyline. The relationship between the surrounding building volumes, as well as the void between the towers, change as onlookers move around the site, creating an effect that is further amplified by the material selection and the geometries of the façade. The resulting visual fluidity becomes even more dynamic over the course of the day due to the sun's reflection on the metal.
Since the architect was born in Toronto, it was important that Forma’s design honors some of the buildings that were important to him growing up, like Old City Hall, where the architectural definition and texture of the sandstone helped establish an air of gravitas. This inspired the design of the façade as well as the lobby, inspired by the Group of Seven and the ties between the natural landscape and Canada’s identity.
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For more information about Forma, visit formatoronto.com