The “ribbon” pattern (viewed from the rail side) provided Durisol with the exciting and challenging opportunity to design custom trapezoidal panels providing sufficient bearing to support the ACRYLITE transparent system above. The continuous “ribbon” pattern features green and orange Vertical Ribs imitating a moving ribbon along the corridor.
The “filmstrip” pattern is another unique vision made real by Durisol. Custom Horizontal Rib patterned panels encase rectangular coloured sheets of ACRYLITE Soundstop with detailed vertical lines throughout. This design was created to emulate the appearance of strips of film.
A large section of the corridor consists of full height transparent panels from 5-6 meters high, set on custom ribbed panels. Multiple sheets of various colours and bird striping complete the look for this wall section.
An interesting aspect of this project is the use of plain concrete panels along a section of the corridor that allowed local artists to paint murals and bring the artistic culture of Toronto to the wall.
Lastly, Durisol’s standard Basket Weave pattern was featured in various sections throughout the corridor.
Through collaboration and innovation, Durisol succeeded in providing exceptional noise abatement and delivering the custom vision of the client. This project not only is the first of its kind in Canada, but also marks a step in the right direction for custom architectural noise walls in North America.