Author: Will Hermer
Project Title: DIRTWORKS
Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre
2022 Stantec Prize Winner (Second Place)
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.