Best New De­sign

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Botanist 1038 Canada Pl., botanistrestau­rant.com 2 Fayuca 1009 Hamil­ton St., fayuca.ca HON­OURABLE MEN­TIONS j La Glace, La Ta­que­ria (Hornby), St. Lawrence The de­sign group Ste.Mariecap­tures yetan­oth­erGold— they’ve wonBest New De­sign for ve out of the last eight years—for Botanist and its­gar­den-meets-gold de­sign. The trans­for­ma­tion of the­un­deruti­lized­former Oru space into a bustling and beau­ti­ful art deco restau­rant il­lus­trates that prin­ci­pal CraigS­tanghetta ap­pears to have theMi­das­touch. “The ma­te­rial pal­ette is rich in tex­ture and ex­e­cuted beau­ti­fully,” says­judge Denise Ash­more of Project 22 De­sign. Close sec­ond went to Scott Co­hen for his de­sign of Fayuca, atake on North­ern Mex­i­can de­sign that won the hearts of the­judges for its at­ten­tion to de­tail. “The depth of con­sid­er­a­tion in the project was­re­mark­able,” says­judge and ar­chi­tec­tMar­i­anne Amodio, “from the­un­der­stand­ing of the­his­tory of the place to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of tra­di­tional con­struc­tion method­olo­gies.”

The ma­te­rial pal­ette is rich in tex­ture and ex­e­cuted beau­ti­fully.”

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