The architect Frank Gehry (Toronto, Canada, 1929) has returned to his city, to his country, to draw two new truly original skyscrapers, which look more like a sculpture. Specifically, there will be two buildings of 298 and 262 meters high located at the intersection of King Street West and Ed Mirvish Way.
The so-called Gehry Project was born in 2012, it was approved in 2017, and it has not been until now that we have known the final images, with the latest changes made during this time, including a glass and metal facade with a unique texture, mark of home. “I wanted to create a set of buildings that were respectful of the city and that made reference to the Toronto that I once knew,” said Gehry, who usually lives in Los Angeles (USA).
The two towers in King Street West They are the tallest and largest buildings in Gehry’s career, who is about to turn 92. They will be mixed-use (apartments and a hotel in one tower, and an art gallery and a new campus for OCAD University (Ontario College of Art & Design University) in the other. The apartments will start selling in 2022.
Frank Gehry’s firm is also behind the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles; the Neuer Zollhof complex in Dusseldorf; of the famous Dancing House, in Prague; of the novel Luma Arles museum, in Arles (France), which also bears an unquestionable resemblance to a twisted sculpture. And, of course, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.