180 Steeles Wins Gold UDAD 2022 Award
180 Steeles wins gold in the Architecture Technology Concept category of the UDAD Awards. The Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for Architecture & Design. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine architecture design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between architecture and the natural world, architecture and the community, and the architects and the city.
Toronto’s “Greater Golden Horseshoe”, an exurban belt surrounding the city, was for a decade in the early 2000’s the home of municipalities with the fastest population growth in Canada. Much of the development was based on land intensive detached houses. Today this region is entering a new phase of growth that prioritizes curbing sprawl, protecting green open space and encouraging intensification. Our residential condominium project 180 Steeles is at the vanguard of this emerging phenomenon. The 2.5-hectare site ticks all the boxes- the existing building stock is a single-storey car-oriented retail plaza; the site is located along an underutilized arterial road that has been earmarked as a future infrastructure corridor.