Lago at the Waterfront

Lago at the Waterfront

Architect
Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.
Location
448 Dwelling Units, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Project Year
2016
Category
Offices


Housing
Christian Fleury
Product Spec Sheet
RoleBrandsProducts Used
Railings and Metal Slab Cover System – Clear Glass Panels and Charcoal Glass PanelsAffinity Aluminum Systems
Facade Cladding – Precast Concrete Panel with Brick InlayEndicott
Facade Cladding – Precast Concrete Panel with Brick InlayGlobal Precast Inc.
Facade Cladding – Window Wall and Curtain SystemSky Window Technologies
Wood Soffift and Cladding – White Ash PlanksThermory

Lago at the Waterfront

Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc. as Architects

Lago was created to reflect the vernacular design of the neighboring cityscapes. Composed of a sleek simple square tower form which rises to 50 storeys in height without any steps or breaks. The signature feature of the building is the composition of the balcony slabs and glass handrails on the tower's façade. The balconies borrow their geometry from the tower mass and are offset in groups in order to generate a dynamic and intriguing façade. The balconies contrast the rectilinear shape of the tower and this layer of detail is amplified through the cast of shadows and light. The balconies also introduce a sense of horizontal movement around the tower which further accentuates its square shape and verticality. Finally the continuous wrap around balconies maximize on panoramic views of Lake Ontario while introducing a distinct and signature geometric form to the waterfront skylines. It is this dialogue between the architecture and the site that adds a dynamic layer to the Lago design.

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