Ontario's Celebration Zone Unveiled

July 10, 2015 — Press, Siamak Hariri, Doron Meinhard

Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) is proud to unveil Ontario's Celebration Zone for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Starting today, July 10, the temporary pavilions at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre will showcase a line-up of more than 500 free events over 38 days, including concerts and activities. Designed to create a sense of occasion, the arched and undulating pavilions frame dramatic views across the site and towards Toronto Harbour. Built out of air beams joined by a quilted inflatable fabric skin, the two pavilions reach a peak of 50 feet and 32 feet respectively. Curvilinear openings along the sides give a ‘lightness’ to the overall form and facilitate access and circulation. For more information and full programming scheduling, please visit Ontario Travel at the link below. Ontario's Celebration Zone Project Team: Ellis Don: Project Lead/ConstructionHariri Pontarini Architects: Architects Thornton Tomasetti: Façade Engineers Blackwell: Structural Engineers Tectoniks: Fabricators Lord Cultural Resources: Artistic Direction and Programming Lead Astound Group: Temporary Structures and Exhibits Parléview Ltd: Food, Beverage, and Staffing Infinite Stage Design: Production, Site Operations and Management