On September 16, 2015 the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport received top honours at the Toronto Urban Design Awards, winning the Award of Excellence for Public Buildings in Context. The Goldring Centre was recognized for the way in which the architects found a way to drop the field house “partly below ground and making each large space transparent to the street.” The jury applauded “the elegance of this solution and also the fine detail in the public realm around the building, from the materials of the emergency exit stairs to the pedestrian routes that slice through the building at ground level.”

This award joins the growing list of awards, honours, and recognition for the Goldring Centre and profiles KPE’s unique, integrated mission to deliver curricular and co-curricular programming, through successful collaboration with the University, Planning, Design and Construction team in University Operations.


About the Award

Every 2 years, the City of Toronto holds Urban Design Awards to acknowledge the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students, and city builders make to the look and livability of our city. The Awards competition offers the opportunity to receive city-wide recognition from a jury of urban visionaries. The Awards program is administered by the Civic Design team within City Planning’s Urban Design section. The Buildings in Context – Public award is given to an individual building or a composition of buildings with a primary function to serve the public and/or largely accessible to the public. Winners demonstrate urban design and architectural excellence through a relationship to the public realm, pedestrian amenity, detailing and massing, the natural environment and sustainable design.  Read more at Toronto Urban Design Awards 2015 Jury Report.

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