The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have released the Main Street Design Challenge Playbook, a collection of design solutions that can be implemented during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to help Canada’s hard-hit main streets.
A plan created by Vancouver designers to transform a site in New York’s West Village into an affordable co-living multi-family residence has won a Merit Award in the 2020 Phil Freelon Design Competition, an annual firm-wide event that seeks to elevate Perkins and Will’s design culture.
For several years, Construction Canada has conducted an annual salary survey, asking readers about the state of the country’s construction industry. This, of course, is the sector responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining our built environment, whether it is condo towers and mixed-use mid-rises, or hospitals, schools, and offices.
Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) has announced the launch of its seventh annual “Tapping the Future” student design challenge. The theme for the competition is hospitality and embracing legacy.
Designed by KPF, the 528-m (1732-ft) CITIC Tower is Beijing’s tallest building, and the eighth tallest worldwide. CITIC Tower’s design draws inspiration from the ‘zun,’ a ritual vessel originating in Bronze Age China.
DPAI architects have proposed a futuristic project for Hamilton. According to the architects, the Fibroblast Tower is a prosthetic intervention designed to begin the healing process of the Niagara Escarpment, a natural ecosystem.
The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada are asking the public to help inspire the design of the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility.