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Grimshaw Architects Install a Curved Design in a Toronto Subway Station

 - Mar 23, 2018
References: grimshaw.global & dezeen
The newly extended Toronto subway system is showcasing an immersive curved mirrored ceiling design at its Vaughan Metropolitan Center station. Architecturally speaking, the space boasts a long elliptical structure with glass windows at each entrance. The design was established in collaboration between Grimshaw Architects, consultants from Arup and architects from Adamson Associates.

The mirrored ceiling carries a heavy metallic quality, which induces a sense of a futuristic sci-fi space. The arty interior is developed in partnership with Canada-based firm Paul Raff Studio. The nature of the glass material is able to reflect both natural and artificial light and, as a result, illuminate a great portion of the closed subway station system. To ensure the safety of passengers, Grimshaw Architects created a layout that has clear sight lines, as well as an abundance of walking routes.

Photo Credits: Shai Gil