1443 cornell avenue berkeley california
village of yorkville park
toronto canada - first prize
the design for this urban park reflects the history of village of yorkville and the diversity of the canadian landscape. transforming the idea of the victorian collection box, the park is arranged into a series of gardens where the row houses once stood. each garden contains a distinct collection of plant communities referencing the environments of canada, ranging from the upland forest down to the riparian marsh. innovative technologies helped develop the unique features within the park that included mist-emitting light columns, a rain/icicle curtain and the “the rock”. despite early skepticism, the park has become an attraction and source of civic pride.