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Waterfront Wavedecks

Toronto, Ontario


The Wavedecks were created to link pedestrian and cycling access along the Lake Ontario waterfront. After understanding the client’s desire to use natural materials over sensitive fish habitat, we explained to them the benefits of using yellow cedar for durability and glued-laminated timber (glulam) to achieve the extremely curved geometry. David Moses, project engineer while at Equilibrium Consulting, provided consulting on best options for wood products, species, design criteria, detailed concealed connection design and post-installation inspections.


Awards

2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards

2009 WoodWorks! Jury’s Choice Award

2009 Honor Award from the ASLA in General Design

2010 Conde Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Award Nomination

2010 Design Exchange Award

2010 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada National Urban Design Awards - Certificate of Merit


Media

Canadian Consulting Engineer

Torontoist


Client: West 8 and du Toit Allsopp Hillier (DTAH)