His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was in Toronto earlier this month to help announce plans for a 10-storey timber-constructed office tower set to rise at Bayside Toronto. The tower, T3 Bayside, was designed by Danish architectural firm 3XN and will be constructed by master developer Hines.
3XN was selected to design T3 Bayside after the studio won a design competition set up for the commercial component of Bayside Toronto’s master plan. T3 Bayside is still in its planning stages, and will have a scheduled appearance before the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel later this month.
“We are very excited about the continuous collaboration and value creation among Danish and Canadian companies in respect to creating sustainable and livable cities,” said Niels Tanderup Kristensen, Danish Consul General, in a press release.
The Crown Prince also helped unveil the opening of a new architecture exhibit by 3XN. Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context explores harbour cities and the dynamics between buildings, public spaces, urban circulation and the water’s edge. The architecture exhibit highlights 11 completed and in-progress waterfront projects by 3XN in Toronto, Sydney and Denmark.
A new scale model of T3 Bayside is on display as part of the exhibit, which is located inside the Hines Tridel Bayside Toronto Presentation Centre at 261 Queens Quay East. The exhibit is free to attend and will run until late spring.
Photo (left to right): Mark Bromiley, Rockwool; Meg Davis, Waterfront Toronto; MPP Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN; Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark; Avi Tesciuba, Hines; Lars Christian Lilleholt, Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate; Thomas Winkler, Danish Ambassador to Canada; Niels Tanderup Kristensen, Danish Consul General.