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Fern Avenue Greening




Sketch of shrubbery

Shrubbery Forest


This second phase of development of the long-term master plan for a Toronto school focused on the greening of the main playground. Greening concepts which had been previously introuduced with the reinvigoration of the street frontage were carried to the rear of the site to green the activity zones of the school and augment the potential for exterior teaching: a classroom of logs set into a hill, a shrubbery forest, an island made of tree stumps, a spiral brick maze and a maypole. These activity areas are connected with rock walls and slithering paths.


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Sketch of paving

Spiral Paving in Asphalt




Sketch of Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classroom




Sketch of Serpentine wall

Serpentine Wall




Sketch of benches

Mature Trees with Benches




Sketch of seating area

Low Wood Platform Seating Area / Stage / Classroom




Sketch of stump island

Stump Island