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Photos of the Mount Pleasant Cemetary Bike Rack Finalists

I swung by Ryerson after a late meeting at work to see if it was possible to get photos of the finalists of the Mount Pleasant Bike Rack competition.  The competition was for students of Ryerson’s School of Interior Design to “design bike racks to enhance the unique and bicycle-friendly environment that exists within the Mount Pleasant grounds”.

While I was late getting there… the finalist models were still set up, so I took some photos of the great designs for you (also viewable on flickr):

Once I got home, I checked around online to see if I could find which design won the competition, and the information is already on the Mt. Pleasant website:

“What we particularly liked about the winning design is its practicality and playfulness. It’s immediately pleasing to the eye – and fun to engage with – and at the same time, it fits perfectly into the existing landscape. Indeed, the boldness of this design makes it a symbol of the ongoing re-design of the urban environment.”

The winning design team

The winning design team

A proud member of the winning design team

A proud member of the winning design team

The jury hard at work

The jury hard at work

The design chosen for production and winners of $3,000: Katy Alter and Jeff Cogliati

Runners up and winners of $2,000: Shiwa Tseng, Kenneth Lee, and Michael Goriup

Runners up and winners of $1,000: Michael Shafir and Tommy Tso

I rather like the winning design… it was one of my favourites when I was looking at the models.  My other favourite was the design that placed 2nd, which is the one that looks like a series of ramps in the slideshow above.

What do you think?  Did the jury make a good decision?  Do you like one of the other designs better?

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