Humber Interior Design grads win Ontario Tire Stewardship competition

Humber Interior Design grads win Ontario Tire Stewardship competition


Jessica Gafic: Today is the ribbon cutting and
the opening of the design site, and we are really excited for it. Our program
co-ordinator sent us an e-mail about the contest and we were in the middle of
our thesis year so we thought we’d take on a little extra work. I think the
brickworks is special to both of us so we wanted to give it a shot. Gloria Perez: We were inspired by the Don Valley river that surrounds the site and we took that inspiration and the typography
of riverbanks and really wanted to incorporate that and use that as a key idea
as a place for gathering, for children and for adults alike. Andrew Horsman: We reached out to students in landscape, design and architectural programs across the province and invited them to come and design a space using recycled tire products that was actually going to be built and realized. Selecting the winners was very challenging, I know talking to some of the steering committee folks they had a really hard time
between some of the designs This one really evoked the spirit of what the
site is about. Water management, sustainability and meeting the three needs of the space, the
ability to serve as a convening space, a meeting space, a play space when the kids are
racing around, and a space for commerce. I think they have met that design really well. Gloria Perez: It’s exciting, it’s really exciting. I grew up in
Toronto and it’s a big part of who I am and it’s nice to know that I have a piece
of me in the city, and a place that people can really come and enjoy and know that I was a part of it.

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