Governor General’s awards honour outstanding buildings across Canada

May 6, 2020

The Remai Modern art museum (Saskatoon, Sask.) by KPMB Architects and Architecture49, has won a 2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. Photo courtesy Nic Lehoux[1]
The Remai Modern art museum (Saskatoon, Sask.) by KPMB Architects and Architecture49, has won a 2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. 
Photo courtesy Nic Lehoux

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada[2] (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts[3] (CCA) have announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

The biennial awards recognize and celebrate excellence in recently built—and designed—projects by Canadian architects. The 2020 competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals in 1950, providing a source of understanding of the nature of Canadian architecture and the regional, cultural, and historic forces expressed in the built environment.

The 12 projects represent a variety of building types and sizes—from a natural swimming pool to a performance hall.

The 2020 winners are:

“The 2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture represent the best in contemporary Canadian architecture—and the projects explore unique aspects of culture, context, and materiality across the vast expanse of our country,” said RAIC president John Brown, FRAIC. “They are a testament to the skill of the award-winning architectural firms and the tenacity of their clients who helped bring the poetic vision into reality. RAIC is proud to advocate for the quality of Canada’s built environment by celebrating the work of these talented architects.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Opener-1.jpg
  2. Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: https://raic.org/
  3. Canada Council for the Arts: https://canadacouncil.ca/
  4. KPMB Architects: http://www.kpmb.com/
  5. Architecture49: https://architecture49.com/en/
  6. SHAPE Architecture: https://shapearchitecture.ca/
  7. Pechet Studio: http://pechetstudio.ca/
  8. Group 2 Architects: https://www.group2.ca/
  9. MGA | Michael Green Architecture: http://mg-architecture.ca/
  10. Patkau Architects: https://patkau.ca/
  11. gh3 architecture: https://www.gh3.ca/
  12. Hariri Pontarini Architects: https://hariripontarini.com/
  13. Drummondville Library: https://www.constructioncanada.net/quebec-library-serves-as-a-dynamic-civic-space-in-the-heart-of-drummondville/
  14. Chevalier Morales: http://www.chevaliermorales.com/
  15. DMA architects: https://www.dma-arch.com/en
  16. MJMA: http://www.mjma.ca/
  17. Acton Ostry Architects: https://www.actonostry.ca/
  18. RDH Architects: https://www.rdharch.com/
  19. Atelier TAG: https://designmontreal.com/en/directory-designers/atelier-tag
  20. Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes: https://jlp.ca/en/
  21. Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc: https://www.shim-sutcliffe.com/

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