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.
David Verbeek, a Canadian designer, researcher, and urbanist working with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has received the Prix de Rome in Architecture – Emerging Practitioners award from the Canada Council for the Arts. The organization also recently announced several other architectural awards.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. For the biennial award, 12 projects across the country were selected by a jury of industry professionals. The projects reflect connection, revitalization, and experimentation.