Sectional perspective drawing of a multi-level building complex with detailed facade and interior cutaways.

Author: Gerry Rafael-White

Project Title: Soiled Absorption 

Gateway Studio

Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre

2022 Stantec Prize Winner (Third Place)

Project Description

The site interacts with the developing community by taking in the disturbed fill that is excavated from the regional sites of urban development. The site becomes a quilt of mounds and phytoremediation, where the mounds and vegetation act as proverbial sponges for urban toxicity. Children will learn to care for the genetically modified trees that are raised on-site, in front of a backdrop remediating toxicity.