For the redesign of Italian energy company Enel’s historic headquarters in Rome, Italy, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) placed corporate welfare, urban regeneration, innovation, and sustainability at the heart of the project.
Construction has begun on the United Building in Toronto. It will be North America’s tallest architectural heritage retention development. The United Building will evolve to a 52-storey high-rise, which will highlight the restored heritage structure of the storied Maclean Publishing Company/Maclean-Hunter Building.
Salem Architecture has completed the renovation of Maison Ave Courcelette, a historic residence in the heart of Montréal. The main intention of the project, located in the Outremont borough, was to improve the relationship of the interior spaces with the large exterior courtyard while highlighting elements dating from the original construction.
Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt exactly as it was before the massive fire destroyed much of the iconic structure last year. The decision comes from French President Emmanuel Macron, the church’s current architects, and the general in charge of the reconstruction project.
The restoration of claddings and exterior walls of heritage buildings is a growing activity in many Canadian towns and cities. However, to be acceptable for modern-day occupancies, these restored structures need to support an adequate indoor temperature, relative humidity (RH), air quality, and controlled building pressure.
Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral is structurally unstable and urgently needs reinforcing according to an independent report by Paolo Vannucci, a mechanical engineer at the University of Versailles, in France. The report outlines the initial assessment of damage caused by the massive fire that destroyed the landmark’s spire and collapsed its roof.