Project Description: Apropos is the second restaurant Eventscape has completed as part of the impressive renovation and upgrade of Toronto Pearson International Airport, one of North America’s busiest airports. Designed by ICRAVE with restaurateur OTG’s revolutionary new concept for the airport dining experience, they combine stunning designs and integrated cutting edge technology with delicious food. Located at the entrance to the Terminal 1, ICRAVE’s design of wavy fin-like structures of the two mirrored restaurants form a visually striking architectural gate, guiding travelers through the concourse of the main terminal.
Unique Characteristics & Project Challenges: The 74 decorative and unique vertical fins (37 fins ea. restaurant) are each 23 ft. tall, with a 13 foot vertical cantilever that terminates 12 inches from the ceiling of the airport atrium roof. Each fin had a unique rotationally symmetrical curved profile and distinct Pantone color to create a gradient effect. As the airport atrium upper walls are made of 14 foot high glass panels, our structure needed to have a 13 foot vertical cantilever in the upper section with only 6 feet of lower wall space available for our structural connections. Our solution was to design and engineer a rigid triangulated truss system embedded within the ceiling plenum, which facilitated the mounting of all suspended elements, including the wine rack. Co-ordination with the mechanical and electrical trades was required to incorporate ceiling H-VAC, electrical, fire prevention systems, and audio systems.
The overhead wine rack is a stainless steel structure with tempered acid etched glass front faces and shelving. Sleeved over stub down extensions that extended past the finished drywall ceiling, this system made installation quick and easy, requiring only one day each side.
The bar was built of a wood frame with a solid surface counter top and stainless steel drink trough. The exterior of the bar was then tiled to match the floor once the installation of the bar was complete.