2021 IID 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | Aquabella | II BY IV DESIGN

The third and most luxurious building of the Bayside community, Aquabella is situated directly on the Toronto waterfront with sweeping views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. Inspired by the scale and the intimacy of a family home the development possesses a boutique feel and commands extraordinary views of both the water, the city and neighbouring parks. It’s unique L-shaped and terraced design conceived specifically to maximize views and natural light while maintaining a degree of privacy for the individual suites.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
International Interior Design Awards 2021

Residential Interior Built


Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook

Design Team
Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook




A restrained material palette accentuated by exquisite detailing and a thoughtfully curated art programme exemplifies classic luxury while complimenting the overall open nature of the architecture. In the main lobby a cascading screen of fluid, looped bronze rings are an organic counterpoint to the rectilinear language of the building’s exterior and subtle reference to the project’s locale.

The art installation in the lobby entitled ‘Refraction’ was created as an extension of the largest waterfront redevelopment in North America, the Bayside Community. Each of the buildings in the development are adjacent to the waterfront and we wanted our artwork to reflect this, but not in a literal sense. With an optimal site-specific venue and the perfect inspiration, installation art has the ability to transform its surroundings and invite viewers to observe art from new perspectives. The relationship between size and material can often serve as a foundation for new ways to experiment with colour – one of the tonal trends that has taken the art world by storm. The use of a polychromatic colour palette allows artists and designers to create impressive art installations, such as ‘Refraction’.

‘Refraction’ is all about how the sun reflects through the water to create a prismatic kaleidoscope of colour. This reflection through the water is more abstract in its presentation. It shows the connectivity to the waterfront to residents and guests through a 40-foot acrylic structure, fused with colour film, that shows a variance of colour combinations depending where you are viewing from. 

Water symbolizes the essence of life and purity. The way light shines through the prism creates endless variances of light and colours, much like the endless bodies of water on earth. Light conveys the absence of darkness and helps us to see more clearly. This can be interrupted as a ray of positivity and hope.

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