PROJECT OLIVER & BONACINI, TORONTO, ON
DESIGN ANACLETO DESIGN
AWARDS 2011 ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS, PRODUCT INNOVATION APPLICATION AWARD, CUSTOM BACK-VENTILATED RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM
PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTSCAPE AND RILEY STEWART
BUILT BY EVENTSCAPE, JUNE 2010
As the flagship location of this group of restaurants, the purposefully urban design is reflected in clean contemporary lines and elements which draw attention the downtown space. The classic language of a striking portico entrance is interpreted in the patio structure engineered, fabricated and installed by Eventscape, and wraps around the entire north corner of the main downtown Toronto block of Front and Yonge St.
A typically minor feature (the reveal between slabs or panels) becomes an unexpected major focus with LED lights in each reveal. Lighting is used effectively throughout the space to highlight the column feature and as an uplight on the bar. The glowing column feature creates a cozy focal seating area with the innovative use of overlapping metal panels and a classical printed graphic skin. This design is the third with a classical portico patio which has become a recognizable icon for the restaurant. With the use of sleek materials and dynamic lighting, the patio has become the newest downtown hot spot.