The Castle / Thomas Hlavacek / 2012

The Castle / Thomas Hlavacek / 2012


Footnotes

The Revell City Hall scheme was one of 531 entries submitted by architects from around the world - the largest design competition ever attempted - but wait for it: The jury initially rejected Revell's scheme.

We all know that's hardly where the story ends. Revell's Finnish colleague, modernist architect Eero Saarinen, turned up a day late to help judge the submissions and, alone in the attic of Old City Hall, pulled the Revell submission from the heaps of rejected submissions. Saarinen talked the other judges into his choice. ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ Toronto’s New City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square: Design Process, Product and Legacy / Aliki Economides / Canadian Architect / 2015


Sources

◼︎ Toronto City Hall: How Finnish architecture rebranded a city / Lisa Rochon / The Globe And Mail / 2010


The Building: Toronto City Hall / Wyatt Clough / Monocle / 2014

The Building: Toronto City Hall / Wyatt Clough / Monocle / 2014

The Garden, Beach, and Sky: Ryerson's Architectural Oasis / CBC Arts / 2016

The Garden, Beach, and Sky: Ryerson's Architectural Oasis / CBC Arts / 2016