Architectural drawing of a modern architecture among trees with people in the foreground enjoying the outdoor space.

Author: Sepideh Sahebsara

Project Title: Equilibrium

Gateway Studio

Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre

2023 Stantec Prize Winner (Third Place)

Project Description

The design seeks a harmonious balance between architecture and the environment, utilizing natural resources to enhance ecological equilibrium. Addressing climate-related challenges, the project strategically manages rainwater by incorporating basins and bioswales into the landscape. Within the building, a central atrium features a basin that collects rainwater, offering a unique space for interaction, natural light, and ventilation.