Ontario Science Centre, August 2023

In 1964 Moriyama & Teshima received the commission to design a science centre to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday. Construction was completed in 1967, and the Science Centre was open to the public two years later, on September 26, 1969. The Science Centre was a pioneer for its hands-on approach to science. Unlike a traditional museum, where exhibits are for viewing only, the majority of the exhibits at the Science Centre were interactive, while many others were live demonstrations. Our grandkids were really enjoying it, check it out:

In August 2023, or January  2019.

When coincidence has it. We were visiting this remarkable project on September 1, 2003. On the next day we found out that Raymond Moriyama, born in October 11, 1929 in Vancouver; Died on September 1.

Following is just partial list of Moriyama projects:

Addition to Science North, Sudbury
Rouge National Urban Park (RNUP) Visitor, Learning, and Community Centre
Meeting Place Renovation, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus
University of Waterloo Mathematics Building
Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Headquarters
Noor Cultural Centre (formerly Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre)
Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Urban Innovation
George Brown College, Limberlost Place
Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Student and Athletic Centre
Humber College Student Welcome & Resource Centre
Etihad Museum, Union House on the Dubai waterfront
Centre for the Built Environment, Nova Scotia Community College
Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
National Museum of Saudi Arabia
Toronto Reference Library
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons Visitor Centre
Ontario Science Centre
Bata Shoe Museum
Canadian Embassy Tokyo
Makkah, Madinah and The Holy Sites
Keele Street Junior Public School, Toronto

In 1970, Moriyama co-founded a private practice in Toronto with Ted Teshima called Moriyama & Teshima Architects.
Much more info at their website => https://mtarch.com

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