Toronto Media District

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Cultural
  • Company/Firm
    Kalbod Design Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Mohamad Rahimizadeh
  • Design Team
    Shaghayegh Nemati, Zahra Tavasoli,, Ziba Baghban, Mahdi Jam, Hadi Koohi, Pardis Ahmadi
  • Architect
    Kalbod Design Studio
  • Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Project Date
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The Innovation and Media district designed with urban development, resiliency, and sustainability strategies in mind. Inspired by the local maple tree cross-sections, these floating-on-water buildings are designed to meet the expected changes in climate, resistant to sea level rise and natural disasters like floods in Toronto shorelines.
To bring out a sense of belonging and create a place to reflect a dynamic city, multiple access routes have been designed to let citizens from all around the city gather together and spend time performing arts or just exploring the multi-leveled new cultural landmark located in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. These exciting access routes reach out to metro stations which makes the accessibility of the project quite possible from all around the city within a few minutes, addressing mobility with nature-friendly solutions.

Founded in 2016 by Mohamad Rahimizadeh, Kalbod Design Studio has designed and implemented many projects, from villas to residential complexes and medical, educational, and cultural buildings varying in scale from low-rise affordable homes to grand skyscrapers and artificial islands.

Other prizes
- The Sandstorm Absorbent Skyscraper project was announced as the winner in the Future Project category of CTBUH Awards 2023 - Kalbod Design Studio has been announced as the 2023 Emerging Architect Firm of the Year by the middle east architect leader awards - Sandstorm absorbent skyscraper, digging for light and Dubai healthcare city won prizes in WAFX 2023