Author: Frank Hinoporos
Project Title: Catalyst
Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre
2022 Stantec Prize Winner (First Place)
Approaching the Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre, visitors meet a hostile barren landscape that evokes the site’s industrial past, with steel fins lining the path. Upon arrival, they experience its mission, seeing how trees are cultivated and engineered inside greenhouses to withstand the climate emergency. Departing, they can see through the directionally oriented fins along the path, now seeing the lush landscape that the fins were previously hiding from them.