Cerve`lo Canadian Bicycle Museum  

In the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, 650 Church St. provides a large corner site with promising circulation surrounding. ‘Pivot’ proposes a museum dedicated to the exhibition of the Canadian bike company Cervélo. Bikes will be displayed throughout the museum for the public to enjoy and educate themselves on the sport of bike racing. With inspiration taken from the distinct geometries of the Cervélo bike’s body, ‘Pivot’ plays on the idea of pivotal points branching off of a permanent form.
‘Pivot’ works with this idea by maintaining a central atrium, with a distinct geometry, that allows for pivotal points to branch off controlling the visitors’ circulation. These intense turns and new spaces, wrapping the perimeter of the atrium and feature bike wall, allow for different moments to be hidden then found. Through the material palette of sleek white metals and pops of vibrant colors, ‘Pivot’ mimics its interior experience through its external materials creating moments of visual movement across the front facade and entrance. Overall, ‘Pivot’ controls the visitors circulation by providing unique moments and focus pieces as hidden spaces induce the visitors exploration.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.