The Department of Canadian Heritage plans to build a national monument to remember the historic discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people in Canada, including those who suffered and continue to suffer due to the LGBT Purge between the 1950s and the 1990s. A design contest has been launched to select the project’s design team.
The winner of the 2020 International Highrise Award (IHP) for the world’s most innovative high-rise is the ‘Norra Tornen’ twin towers project in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam.
Blackwood Studio in Hinchinbrooke, Qué., is the outcome of a long history that began several years ago with a meeting with Steven Spazuk, a visual artist who paints with fire. Spazuk wanted to free himself from the space constraints of his cramped studio in the attic of his home in Léry, Qué., on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis.
Canadian architect and installation artist Andrea Ling has won the 2020 S+T+ARTS (STARTS) Grand Prize for her Design by Decay, Decay by Design project. The yearly competition is held to single out innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology, and the arts that have what it takes to make a significant impact on economic and social innovation.
The Tipi House in Yellowknife, N.W.T., designed by Kayhan Nadji of Nadji Architects, is a symbol of northern culture and its jagged landscape. The design reflects an increasing awareness of the ways architecture affects, and is affected by, the environment and by culture.
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the winners of its 2020 Design Excellence Awards, as well as the recipients of this year’s Service Awards. The biennial OAA awards program offers Ontario architects an opportunity to present their work to the public and to a professional audience, demonstrating the excellence of both their work and the profession as a whole.
The Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved Kohn Pedersen Fox’s (KPF’s) design for the 601 West Pender Street project. Sensitive in both scale and materiality, the building replaces a six-storey parking structure in the city’s Central Business District with a retail base covered by a planted pedestrian canopy, an enhanced Alley Oop laneway, 29 floors of state-of-the-art workspace, and crown amenities with panoramic views of the city.
The City of Montréal is conducting a multidisciplinary architecture competition to develop the Peter-McGill Centre. The goal is to create a vibrant and revitalizing flagship project for the city’s Ville-Marie neighbourhood. The project consists primarily of transforming the interior of a base building with a footprint of approximately 5310 m2 (57,156 sf) into a vibrant centre with a fluid, intuitive layout that combines the functions of a library, cultural centre, and social and community spaces.