Our concept for redesigning Yorkville Park combines the forms of disposable coffee cup lids and Yorkville’s history of music and coffeehouses. Allongé refers both to the park’s drawn out form and purpose of drawing in park users. Our design percolates and amplifies these vibrations with coffeehouse virtues to create a year-round public gathering space.
Site Plan of Park Redesign (1:200)
Axonometric – Looking at Park Form South West
Allongé serves as commentary on the demands of daily city life, and invites people to slow down and have some park with their coffee. All in all, Allongé celebrates the role of coffee in Toronto’s past and creates a gathering place for precious little moments and coffee breaks well into the future.