PLANT Architect, East Point Park Bird Sanctuary, Lake Ontario, bird watching, pavilions, steel pavilion, Bird Blind pavilion, weathered steel, laser cutting, green architecture, shelter

The architects designed the Bird Blind pavilions in order to enhance the East Point bird-watching experience. A network of rehabilitated trails lead to and from the pavilions, which act as a shelter, gathering space, and vantage point for Lake Ontario and pond views.

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PLANT Architect, East Point Park Bird Sanctuary, Lake Ontario, bird watching, pavilions, steel pavilion, Bird Blind pavilion, weathered steel, laser cutting, green architecture, shelter

Laser-cut patterns on the side sheet mimic bird flocks, with the names of species that frequent this migratory flyover-stopover site. Precast and cast-in-place concrete, galvanized grating and weathered steel accentuate the rough natural qualities of the site and ensure durability and minimal environmental impact of the structures on their surroundings.

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Photos by Steven Evans/PLANT Architect Inc.