Affleck de la Riva and Coarchitecture win Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural Center competition

Affleck de la Riva Architects and Coarchitecture, in consortium, have won the competition for the Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural Center to be built by the City of Montreal in Montréal-Nord.  The design team is completed by the engineers ARUP and Martin Roy; Francois Courville, landscape architect; and Espace Mushagalusa, special consultant in integration of art.… Continue reading Affleck de la Riva and Coarchitecture win Coeur-Nomade Library and Cultural Center competition

Shortlisted designs unveiled for LGBTQ2+ National Monument

The shortlisted design proposals for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument have been unveiled. The monument will be located in downtown Ottawa, at the intersection of Wellington Street and Portage Bridge. The five shortlisted teams were announced in February, and include architects Public City Architecture, bbb Architects, Two Row Architect with MVRDV, SOM, and MASS design group. The… Continue reading Shortlisted designs unveiled for LGBTQ2+ National Monument

The Experience Chute, Quebec

Drawing on the existing character of the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, the new Experience Chute installation showcases the park’s 83m high waterfall and the scenic surroundings to its 800,000+ yearly visitors. Daoust Lestage created an intervention that acknowledges the program defined by Sépaq, while responding harmoniously with the site: “The project seeks to assert its… Continue reading The Experience Chute, Quebec

The CCA presents A Section of Now

A Section of Now: Social Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention. Banner.June-14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Sam Chermayeff, Triangular bed (2018) Photo © Oliver Helbig. Graphic design by Folder Studio. The CCA  has launched A Section of Now: Social Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention, an exhibition and a companion book, conceived as… Continue reading The CCA presents A Section of Now

DIALOG announces merger with NXL Architects

DIALOG has announced its merger with NXL Architects into its science and technology practice. The practice includes the National Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Alberta, research laboratories at the Calgary Cancer Centre, and a nation-wide renewal of Laboratories Canada facilities. UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY – MACKIMMIE COMPLEX “DIALOG and NXL share a culture that… Continue reading DIALOG announces merger with NXL Architects

Venice Biennale gets at ideas behind what, why and how we build

Every year Canada is given a rare opportunity to present our best creative talent to the world. Each year are lucky to be one of only 30 permanent pavilions in the Giardini (botanical gardens) of Venice where, in alternate years, we showcase the best of Canadian Art and Architecture. Our pavilion, restored and re-opened to… Continue reading Venice Biennale gets at ideas behind what, why and how we build

44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

A coalition of business and government groups announced 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26. The initiatives include the Race to Zero Commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2050 at the latest. As a front runner initiative in the Race to Zero, 44 businesses including developers, designers and… Continue reading 44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Becoming Architects Canada launches live Minecraft design competition

Becoming Architects Canada / Devenir architecte Canada (BAC-DAC) is hosting an architectural design jam on Minecraft, with cash prizes, December 17 – 19th. The organization aims to engage all different “Becoming Architects” (students, interns, recently licensed architects, syllabus students and foreign trained architects) in a fun, collaborative and sustainability-focused design competition. “We wanted to do… Continue reading Becoming Architects Canada launches live Minecraft design competition