Our proposal Frozen Cloud for Toronto Winter Station International Competition is envisaged as a dynamic formation responsive to the changing climatic conditions of the Toronto winter. Inspired by the processes of frost, ice cracking and melting – the proposal attempts to blend in with its surroundings capturing a cloud of water droplets, ice and snow throughout the day. An array of thin transparent sheets encourages the public to experience the context differently depending on the weather and viewing angle. A digitally simulated pattern capturing the moments of freezing and thaw will be lasercut onto the sheets. When temperatures are near freezing, the sheets will begin to frost allowing for natural patterns to occur and possibly take over the surfaces - thus augmenting the shape of openings within the sheets. When seen through in bright and clear weather, the waterfront landscape with its banks of snow and ice will be perceived as if it has been frozen in a block of ice.
Design: ALEKSA studio & Wang Fung Chan
Construction value: $15,000.00 CAD