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Liza's Garden

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Plant Architect Inc.
location Toronto
function culture, garden
contributed by PLANT-Architect-Inc

Liza's Garden is a 10,000-sf green roof commemorating one of the museum's major benefactors. On the roof of the Royal Ontario Museum's 1914 wing, this space comprises the main view from the Crystal's C5 restaurant. The project's four component layers - an undulating landscape, a grid of trees, a network of cables with tripods, and a skyline-like backdrop create a three-dimensional picturesque landscape from the single vantage point of the picture window. As a flattened diorama, the landscape evokes lushness, depth, the kinetic action of the wind, and wildlife (by attracting birds) - all visual cues of the inaccessible outdoor site. This diorama-like setting is derived from, works with, and revels in the harsh exposure and structural conditions of the site to create a visually kinetic garden.

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Liza's Garden
Queen's Park 100
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday to Thursday | 10:00AM - 5:30PM. Friday | 10:00AM - 5:30PM / 6:00PM - 11:00PM (19 Years +). Saturday and Sunday | 10:00AM - 5:30PM.
How to get there? Garden is visible only from the inside of ROM's C5 restaurant. Access from St. George on the Bloor-Danforth subway line or via Avenue Road Bus #5 South from Eglinton subway station. If driving on QEW, follow the Gardiner Expressway to Spadina Avenue. Proceed north on Spadina to Bloor Street W. Turn right on Bloor until you reach the ROM on southwest corner of Bloor Street W. and Queen's Park.
Completion 2009
Architect, Landscape architectPlant Architect Inc.
structural engineerHalsall Engineering
lighting designerSuzanne Powadiuk
Client Royal Ontario Museum
Project ID 9793
Latitude/Longitude 43°40'03N 79°23'40W
Contributed by PLANT-Architect-Inc
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