2018

UPROOT

Once a Mine, Now a Garden

In anticipation of the closure of several northern Ontario’s mines, UPROOT provides a structure with an alternative use for these areas. The intervention calls for the redevelopment of open-pit mines into stepping community farmland, offering new possibilities for its use after closure as a suspended hub for agricultural and social activities.

CONTEXT

 ACSA / AISC Steel Design Competition

LOCATION

Timmins, Ontario

Rhinoceros3D, Grasshopper (+Pufferfish), V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator

1st

Open Category

(ACSA/AISC Competition)

 

TOP 25

CISC

Semi-Finalist

(CTBUH)

SOFTWARE

Ontario Region

Scholarship

Fig. 1.  Aerial view of Uproot intervention

Fig. 2.  Mining industry in Ontario, Canada

fig. 3.  Site plan

fig. 4.  View from within the mine

fig. 6.   site section

fig. 7.   Canada Day celebrations at the mine

fig. 8.   exploded axonometric + sectional perceptive