From left to right: Danish Ambassador to Canada, Thomas Winkler, Mark Bromiley, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Rockwool, Meg Davis, Chief Development Officer, Waterfront Toronto, The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Kim Hereforth Nielsen, Founding Principal, 3XN, Leo DelZotto, President & CEO, Tridel, HRH The Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark, Avi Tesciuba, Senior Managing Director, Hines Canada, Minister Lars Christen Lilleholt, Denmark, Danish Consul General Niels Tanderup Lilleholt.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Opens New Exhibit
This morning, Tridel was honoured to welcome His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark to the Bayside Presentation Centre, as he opened a new architecture exhibit by Danish firm 3XN. The exhibit, entitled Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context is an exploration of harbour cities and the dynamics between buildings, public spaces, urban circulation and the water’s edge.
Accompanied by the Danish Ambassador to Canada, Thomas Winkler, as well as the Honorable Steven Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and representatives from Hines and Tridel, the Crown Prince also helped unveil plans for a new 10-storey office tower at Bayside Toronto. Designed by 3XN, T3 Bayside is conceived as a timber–constructed office tower by master developer Hines. A new scale-model for the building is on display in the Bayside Presentation Centre as part of the exhibition.
“We are very excited about the continuous collaboration and value creation among Danish and Canadian companies in respect to creating sustainable and livable cities,” says Danish Consul General Niels Tanderup Kristensen.
“From the beginning, the world has taken note of Waterfront Toronto’s unprecedented 2,000-acre revitalization plan – the largest such initiative currently underway anywhere. We are humbled to have his Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark here to mark the opening of this exciting exhibition and the announcement of the first office project at Bayside Toronto. It’s a testament to the sustained attention Toronto’s waterfront revitalization is receiving worldwide that we are able to have the Crown Prince here with us today,” says Avi Tesciuba, Senior Managing Director, Hines Canada.
Tridel was named as the exclusive residential partner for the revitaliziation of the Bayside neighbourhood. Since that time, with the impetus of the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto, these lands are beginning to transform. It’s a massive undertaking, and Hines and Tridel are proud to be part of it. Bayside, located on Toronto’s waterfront, includes the successful Aqualina, Aquavista, Aquabella and Aqualuna condominiums. 3XN was awarded the design of Aquabella after winning an international design competition. This was followed by the stunning, undulating design of the Aqualuna at Bayside condominium.
“Tridel takes pride in helping introduce 3XN’s unique brand of contextually responsive design to North America with their work on two standout projects at Bayside” says Leo DelZotto, President and CEO, Tridel. “It’s an honour to stand alongside the Crown Prince, as well as the Danish Ambassador to Canada, Minister Steve Clark, and Avi Tesciuba and Michael Gross of Hines, our partners at Bayside, as we opened this exhibit.” We invite the public to the Bayside Presentation Centre to experience these designs firsthand and to see how 3XN is helping to shape waterfronts around the world.”
Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context highlights 11 completed and in-progress waterfront projects by 3XN in Toronto, Sydney and Denmark. Each project is designed to amplify the best aspects of the local site and make a positive impact on the people that live and work there.
“Over half of 3XN’s work worldwide relates to water,” says Kim Herforth Nielsen, founding principle of 3XN. “In harbour cities, the waterfront is always the most valuable and desirable area. This exhibit is meant to explore how we as designers can create multi-functional spaces that make the most of where everyone wants to be.”
“3XN’s work is guided by the belief that a project should provide a backdrop for shared interactions, and integrate social spaces that benefit all kinds of people, not just those that live and work there,” says Nielsen.
The exhibit will run through the spring and is open to the public. Admission is free. Exhibition hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends and holidays, noon to 5 p.m.