The procurement process a new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility has entered a new phase. A City of Ottawa request for qualifications (RFQ) process for professional design services, initiated in May of 2017, has resulted in the selection of five shortlisted teams from 33 submissions. The teams have been invited to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) process.
On Wednesday April 18, CSC’s Montréal Chapter will host its third dinner-conference of 2018. The event, which will address the challenge of architectural remains onsite, will be held at the usual venue, namely Québec Tourism and Hotel Institute, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Gilles Saucier, FIRAC, and André Perrotte, FIRAC, have been awarded the 2018 Gold Medal by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The founders of the Montréal-based Saucier + Perrotte Architectes have for 30 years consistently produced refined, elegant, and modern buildings, according to a statement released by RAIC.
When designing the Towers of Love, Toronto-based architect Alva Roy aimed to evoke an emotional response from onlookers. The 22- and 24-storey towers stand alone, yet together. Each structure is contoured in such a way as to draw the eye to its mate. The result, Roy says, is a testament to the depths of romantic love and union.
Zero House is an innovative green building designed and built by a group of students and faculty from Ryerson University, Toronto, and the Endeavour Centre, a school teaching sustainable design and construction in Peterborough, Ont. Zero House employs prefabrication and an organic palette of structural, insulation, and interior cladding materials to address affordability and sustainability.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced Toronto-based studio RDHA as the recipient of its 2018 Architectural Firm Award. One of the country’s oldest practices, RDHA has recently undergone a successful renewal, introducing new and creative players who strive to produce high-calibre, innovative architectural design.
Construction has launched on Tour des Canadiens 3 (TDC3), the third phase of a project in downtown Montréal’s new Quad Windsor neighbourhood. Designed by IBI Group with Béïque Legault Thuot Architectes, the 53-storey residential building is slated to house 565 units, including a dozen townhouses.
A facility focused on advancing cell therapy research has opened in a space once occupied by a warehouse at Hamilton’s McMaster Innovation Park (MIP). Re-purposed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the $33-million project is a partnership between McMaster University and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI.
Architects, engineers, designers, and contractors are invited to nominate projects for the 2018 Mississauga Urban Design Awards. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the theme for this year’s awards program is “Design That Moves Us.”
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