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CORKIN GALLERY   THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT   TORONTO   2004

ARCHITECT : Shim Sutcliffe Architects Inc.
CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT : Vic Furgiuele, for Eisner Murray Developments Inc.
AREA : 6,000 sf
PHOTOGRAPHY : James Dow

"Delivered with impeccable detailing, the project distinguishes between the old and the new - a well-rehearsed genre - but here brings the two into seamless and inventive cohesion." ~ RAIC GG juror

  • a contemporary gallery without erasing the many layers of history embedded in the existing 1880 Victorian industrial building
  • material retention and recycling, a basis of sustainability, was primary focus
  • glass and steel connect sensitively to the century-old substrates

AWARDS
2010 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Governor General's Medal for Architecture
2005 Award of Merit. 31st Annual Heritage Toronto Awards, Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Category

PRESS
Architectural Record June, 2005, Corkin Shopland Gallery, Barbara Dixon, p 192-196
Objekt International, No. 34, 2006, Art instead of Hard Liquor, Izabel Spike, p 138-143
The Globe and Mail, February 4, 2005, A Work of Art Fit for Works of Art, James Adams

Canadian Architect vol.51 no.4, 2005 Work of Art, Gary Michael Dault, p 22-25
Canadian Architect. May 2010. Volume 55, No. 05 Corkin Gallery, p 22-23

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