ERA Architects

Emmy to Short History of the Highrise


The NFB project A Short History of the Highrise recently won the “News and Documentary” category of the Emmy Awards. ERA and the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R) had the pleasure of working with director Kat Cizek on this project, which examines the current conditions and future potential of post-war high-rise living around the world.

For One Millionth Tower, one of the installments of the larger project, the team worked with residents of the Kipling Towers Neighbourhood in northwest Toronto, to understand the opportunities and challenges of the neighbourhood, and to dream big about the neighbourhood’s future. These ideas were then interpreted and brought to life by animators, web designers, and the residents themselves.

Congrats to Kat and the NFB!

To see clips of ERA’s involvement, see the Tower Renewal Blog. Please also explore the NFB’s Highrise interactive site.