Four teams have been shortlisted for the 2020 Venice Biennale in architecture. The Canadian Council for the Arts is also doubling its previous investment to enhance the international profile of Canada’s representation. It is making a contribution of $500,000 toward the 2020 exhibition and acting as commissioner.
Earlier this month, construction was completed on Rigaud City Hall, a new civic administration facility for a small Québec community. Designed by Affleck de la Riva Architects, the urban redevelopment project proposes the reorganization of a section of the historic village centre and the city hall building.
The Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, B.C. has one of the tallest wood-framed modular student housing complexes in the country. Completed earlier this year, the five-story Jacobson Hall has added housing for about 220 students.
A new facility designed for automotive and manufacturing innovation has opened at the National Research Council Canada (NRC) office in London, Ont. The open-concept collaborative workspace designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects transforms an existing NRC laboratory.
Early planning has begun at for a new building at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus to bolster research, teaching, and public engagement in the field of astronomy. The new structure will include a mix of research facilities, classrooms, departmental offices, and a planetarium of up to 150 seats to facilitate academic and research pursuits of the proposed joint occupants, and to support community outreach.
The Kitchener (Ont.) city council voted seven-three against protecting the distinctive concrete façade of a former Sears building with a heritage designation. The 53-year-old building was built in the Kennedy-era international style.
ACDF Architecture and Architecture49, in partnership with IBI Group, have constructed PARQ in Vancouver, an urban oasis featuring a 6689-m² (72,000-sf) casino, two luxury hotels, eight restaurants, a fitness centre, spa, a 2787-m² (30,000-sf) rooftop park, and 5574 m² (60,000 sf) of meeting and event space.
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