Technical architectural cross-section drawing of a multi-story building with detailed interior layers and elevation context.

Author: Will Hermer

Project Title: DIRTWORKS

Gateway Studio

Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre

2022 Stantec Prize Winner (Second Place)

Project Description

DIRTWORKS aims to create a monumental architectural language focusing on how humans affect the earth with both engineering and design in negative and positive ways. The primary gesture is displaying extracted soil from the site, polluted from past projects, as well as the construction of this one. Allowing plants to grow from the top and sides, the project showcases the consequences of our industry while transforming it into something beautiful.