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Bentway Skating Aids (2018)

02 Feb 2018
Image Credit: RAW Design
Architectural Credit: RAW Design
In this post of our Winter blOAAg series, “Temporary Architecture: Pavilions, Structures and Follies,” we take a look at the sculptural skating aids designed by Toronto-based RAW Design for the new Bentway Skate Trail in Toronto.

From the Designers 

Type: Skating Aids
Location: Toronto, Ontario

We have been working with the Bentway to develop a collection of whimsical skating aids for the newly opened skating trail under the Gardiner Expressway. Called Bent/Wood, the skating aids are constructed of bent laminated wood and finished with colourful stains. Their undulating sculptural forms and interactive light and sound elements invite different ways of engaging skaters of all ages and levels of ability on the trail. Set to launch on Family Day as part of a larger public art program at the Bentway, this project aims to provide both functional assets and interactive art pieces to this unique setting.

The Bentway: Bent/Wood Diagram
Image Credit: RAW Design
Design Credit: Raw Design (Toronto, Ontario)

 This post forms part of our winter blOAAg series, “Temporary Architecture: Pavilions, Structures and Follies,” which explores architecture made for a temporal situation. Check out the other posts in our series for more great buildings across the province!

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