Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) - Will Alsop
Completed in 2004, OCAD's Sharp Centre for Design was designed by Alsop Architects in collaboration with the Toronto-based firm Robbie/Young + Wright. The building is renowned for its so-called "tabletop" design, elevated nine stories above ground level and balanced on brightly painted steel legs. Its colourful exterior and surprising floating form lend it a vibrant intensity that stands in stark contrast to the surrounding environment. Since completion, Alsop's OCAD has become not only a popular icon but a catalyst inspiring the transformation and revitalisation of Toronto's urban spaces.
From architeria.eu (description of CCA exhibition on the building)