Vision vs. Practicality

“Will Alsop, the acclaimed British architect, stormed the gates of Toronto more than two years ago and convinced the Ontario College of Art and Design that he was their man… Today, the fireworks get shut down so that some tough decisions can be made about how to get OCAD built by next January.” The major issue to be discussed is the building’s cladding – what exactly the outher facade will be made of. Cost is an issue, as is durability, and, of course, visual appeal. Lisa Rochon says a decision needs to be made, and soon.