[A shorter version of this video has screened as "Taking Flight"]
Upon its completion in 1973, Ron Thom declared the Robarts Library to be an “illustrated dictionary of architectural miseries.” While aesthetically risky and initially hated, decades later the building has evolved into a celebrated icon of Brutalist style. This perceptual inversion is an instance of architecture having the ability, over time, to be liberated and take flight from the shackles of negative foundations.
Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 National Architecture Conference in Australia.
First Choice Selection of CINECITY 2015 Judge Kasper Guldager Jensen.
Honourable Mention, ArchiShorts Short Film Competition, Architecture + Design Film Festival, Winnipeg, 2016.