Humber College Students’ Federation Outdoor Ampitheatre

A formerly disused courtyard at Humber College was transformed into an active new outdoor venue for students and faculty. The Federation Amphitheatre is the new location for student orientation, concerts, informal gatherings, and convocation.

The amphitheatre follows a natural existing contour in the site. Due to its southern orientation the space receives sun late in the year. The new landscaping provides some tranquility with its soft landscaping, terracing, and indigenous planting, on an otherwise hectic campus.

Five tiers of white concrete steps are proportioned to accommodate sitting, standing and circulating. Concrete step lights and up lighting on the canopy heighten the drama.

The canopy is a Teflon coated fiberglass tension structure which provides sun and weather protection to both performers and spectators. The unique shape of the canopies can be seen from many buildings on campus. It is a beacon for the activities it contains and an element of surprise on the campus.

Humber College, Toronto, ON
Size:  6,700 sq. ft.
Completion:  2004

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