davidverbeek David Verbeek architecture architect OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture urban design Toronto Rotterdam design research 35mm Prix de Rome

Somewhere between the plausible and the surreal, A Speculative Archipelago exploits the act of drawing as an artifact of exploration. Pivoting at the point where pervasive urbanism meets the desire to naturalize the mouth of the Don River, this thesis identifies an eventual archipelago in Toronto’s constructed port lands as grounds for invention in the future megacity.

With Associate Professor John Shnier at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.