2014 Galleries

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Galleries // 2014 Spark:Space // Ryerson Image Centre

Ryerson Image Centre

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Space
Designer: Design Team
Design Type: architecture – adaptive re-use
Company / Organization / School: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Website: http://www.dsai.ca
Team Members: Donald Schmitt; Peggy Theodore; Steven Bondar; Liviu Budur; Zvonimir Cicvaric; Erin Corcoran; Tara Plett; Andreas Sokolowski.

A brewery warehouse became an art school. Now, a sustainable retrofit and expansion adds a centre for photography with research, exhibition and archive space. Inspired by an essential element of photography – light – the building’s double-skin glass cladding conceals an LED system. At night, displays both programmed and interactive animate the campus and a public square. This feature encourages experimentation and creation, which are fundamental to the pursuit of mastering the visual arts. www.dsai.ca