Cross-sectional architectural drawing of a multi-tiered indoor farm structure with transparent walls and people.

Author: Sam Lane-Smith

Project Title: Tracing The Timber Line

Gateway Studio

Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre

2023 Stantec Prize Winner (Second Place)

Project Description

The Timber Line is a mass timber greenhouse and education facility that acts as a central node in Ottawa’s reforestation efforts. Situated on what was once the Fraserfield Lumber Yard, the Timber Line references the stacks of lumber with its rows of sapling planters. Inside, the saplings have been arranged vertically, referencing this stacking, and allowing the public an intimate view in.