LGA Architectural Partners oversaw the design and construction of stackt — an embellishment to the ever-creative list of Toronto neighborhoods. The destination is envisioned to give artists, artisans, and consumers a place to converge. The public space is expected to satisfy the functions of a rich public sphere that will serve as a tightly knit cultural hub.
The new Toronto neighborhood accent features 120 new and reclaimed shipping containers. This decision in construction is made consciously and it falls under a contemporary movement, where architects choose to engage with these types of structures due to the exponentially versatile design and the sustainable connotations that come with it.
The shipping container-centric space will host a mix of local, national and international brands, establishing a direct-to-consumer business model and providing the public with a one-of-a-kind experience.
stackt is a New Cultural & Community Hub in Toronto
1. Shipping Container Architecture - Embracing the use of shipping containers in architecture opens up opportunities for innovative and sustainable building designs.
2. Creative Neighborhoods - The development of unique and artistic neighborhoods like stackt fosters creativity and community engagement.
3. Direct-to-consumer Business Models - Creating spaces that directly connect brands with consumers allows for unique and personalized experiences.
1. Architecture - Architects can explore the potential of using shipping containers as a building material to create innovative and eco-friendly structures.
2. Retail - Businesses can take inspiration from stackt and create direct-to-consumer experiences that offer customers something truly unique and memorable.
3. Community Development - Organizations and developers can leverage creative neighborhood designs to enhance community engagement and create spaces for artists and artisans to thrive.