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A new face for Bloor West


Krugarand Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of its two- stage, Student Ideas Competition for a New Face for 80 Bloor Street West. 80 Bloor Street West is an 18-storey office/commercial tower designed by Peter Carter of Bregman and Hamann and completed in 1973.

The winning submission submission is Chroma, by Nelson Cheng and Richard Lam, University of Toronto, who received a $1000 award. Cheng and Lam are  currently in the third year of the Master of Architecture program at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, U of T.

Aidan Mitchelmore and Dennis Tang, University o fWaterloo, received second place ($700), and third place ($500) went to Jae Pil, Yoo, Ryerson University.

The jury included Brian Curtner, principal, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto; Michael Wong, principal, Michael H.K. Wong Architects Inc. (Toronto, Shanghai); and Kin Yeung, founder of Hong Kong-based Blanc de Chine. Dr. Ted Kesik, a building science expert, and Mel Yungblut, senior partner, A.W. Hooker Associates, Toronto, served as consultants to the jury and as advisors to students in Stage Two.

The winning scheme, finalist projects, and Stage One competition submissions will be displayed at WORKshop as part of “80”, an exhibition exploring the past, present, and future of 80 Bloor Street West. “80” will run from January 20 through April 23 at WORKshop, Lower Concourse Level, 80 Bloor Street West.


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