Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre | Patkau

Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre | Patkau

14:40 24 June in Architecture, Visitor Center

06-24-2016:MODERNi: Lines and Liquid Landscapes suggest the architecture of this project. The delicacy of Fort York as a defensive site produces an architecture than is mostly about lines. Existing lines such as the lines of Fort walls and the lines of sharpened logs are our source of new lines – lines of weathering steel walls, lines of docks and bridges, lines of light. The grassed defensive moat in front of the Fort and the surprisingly low berm rampart are both quiet and subtle. These earthworks are experienced from Garrison Commons, the battlefield which fronts them, as a liquid rolling of the land, a delicate move but one with severe consequences…Read More!


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