The bowl is an ordinary object over-scaled to become an artistic device for this urban environment. Designed as a sleek container with mirrored surface, it will be dematerialized through its reflective nature yet visible as a contemporary sculpture. Planted within the bowl is a piece of nature, a slice of typical Canadian evergreen forest, elevated to a different viewing level above the ground and creating a new perception of this urban environment to the public.
The circular shape of the bowl offers an elegant, clean and neutral geometric shape that is self-referential in its form while maintaining the focus on the stunning visual effects of the forest planted within it and on the atmospheric quality that will be produced.
The bowl’s surface reflects the surrounding environment and mediates between a new building designed by KPMB, the masonic Temple, condominiums and the cars and people who pass by. The bowl is an urban mirror that multiples the views of its living surrounding.