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Architecture of Space; The Teachers’ College

Although we enjoy Humber College’s beautiful Lakeshore campus today, it would not be possible without the former Lakeshore Teachers’ College that previously occupied the grounds. The original two-storey building, today a part of Humber's A Building, was a distinctive interpretation of the modern architecture of the time with a liberal use of steel and glass.

 

The design was heavily influenced by one of the pioneers of the modernist architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who was well known for the extensive use of glass in buildings.

This exhibition is an exploration of the architectural design and the construction of the Lakeshore Teachers’ College in the late 1950s.  

Although the building has gone through many additions and alteration since its occupation by Humber College in 1975, the spirit of the space (genius loci) is still inspiring for students.

This exhibit has two parts! 

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”

-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

 

Although we enjoy Humber College’s beautiful Lakeshore campus as it is today, it would not have been possible without the former Lakeshore Teachers’ College that previously occupied the grounds. The original two-storey building, today part of Humber's A Building, was a distinctive interpretation of the modern architecture of the time with a liberal use of steel and glass.

The design was heavily influenced by one of the pioneers of modernist architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who was well-known for the extensive use of glass in buildings. 
This exhibition is an exploration of the architectural design and the construction of the Lakeshore Teachers’ College in the late 1950s.  Although the building has gone through many additions and alterations since becoming a part of Humber College in 1975, the spirit of the space (genius loci) is still inspiring for students.

This exhibit has two parts! 

Recreation of Lakeshore Teachers' College, 1959

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Curator's Statement:

Architecture of Space; The Teachers’ College is an insight on the original Teachers' College building, its architectural features, and its years of institutional function. Selected from the early architectural drawings and archival photos, the exhibition invites visitors to view the building as a leading example of 20th-century modernist style in Canadian architecture. A movement away from the traditional structures of prior generations, for an educational institution to boast such architectural innovation is truly modern in both style and concept.


Ultimately, this exhibit hopes to shed light on a less explored aspect of the history of the Lakeshore Grounds and help introduce visitors to the artistry of architecture and its impact on education.

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