This OCAD University Building in Toronto Will Have a Readable Facade

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 5, 2015
References: bortolotto & gizmag
Toronto's Ontario College of Art and Design, or OCAD as it's better known, is set to see one of its buildings wrapped in an interactive facade. The south-east corner of the institute's main office building will feature a facade whose design is based on mapping data from the surrounding area, with passers-by able to read information embedded in the facade simply by photographing it.

Designed by Bortolotto architects, the facade will be made of aluminum panels mounted on a metal subframe. The pattern will be applied via water-jet cutting, giving it a perforated appearance.

To create it, several of the city's museums, galleries, studios and art stores were mapped and geographical data re-oriented to make it fit on the facade. Ultimately however, this is a project that aims to engage the local community and inspire them.