Albert Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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N 43° 38.816 W 079° 22.734
17T E 630739 N 4833936
Quick Description: Albert Lambert Galleria was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and has entrances from Bay, Yonge and Front Streets.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/16/2012 7:33:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMF9R9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
The Allen Lambert Galleria is an atrium designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. He was born in 1951 and has offices in Zurich, Paris, Valencia and New York City. Construction was completed in 1992.

In the heart of Toronto's financial district, the atrium connects heritage buildings in Sam Pollock Square and Hockey Hall of Fame on the east end and the modern office of TD Canada Trust, one of Canada's "big five" banks, to the west. Near TD Canada Trust there are displays as part of Canada's Business Hall of Fame.

The six story high pedestrian thoroughfare is structured by eight freestanding supports on each side of the Galleria, which branch out into parabolic shapes evoking a forest canopy or a tree-lined avenue because of the presence of building facades along the sides of the structure.

The parabolic, arched roof that Santiago Calatrava created for the assembly hall of the Wohlen High School in Wohlen, Aargau, Switzerland, is generally considered to be a precursor of the vaulted, parabolic ceiling in the Galleria.

Santiago Calatrava won the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal in 2005.
Architect: Santiago Calatrava

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 2005

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