Snøhetta has completed the new headquarters for the French press group, Le Monde Group, in Paris, France. The headquarters brings together 1600 employees under the same roof in a generously arching building.
Architecture and design firm Adjaye Associates has designed the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5400-m2 (58,125-sf) library seeks to be a space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective.
The new Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre (OTCC), a health and wellness facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is set to serve the needs of the Oakville (Ont.) community as a gathering place for groups large and small.
Ross Barney Architects has unveiled designs for McDonald’s net-zero energy restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The McDonald’s-Disney flagship aims to be the first net-zero energy quick-service restaurant, and represents the company’s commitment to building a better future through “Scale for Good.”
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) renovated its Toronto headquarters with sustainable design elements. The major work of the project is now completed with the installation of additional photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Completed in the late summer of 2018, the Valleyview Town Hall in Alberta is the result of extensive collaboration between the municipality, Flechas Architecture, and Scott Builders to achieve the Passive House Plus standard in a northern climate.
Welcoming its first students in September 2018, the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto (U of T), Ont., is designed to enable collaboration between researchers, students, industry partners, and alumni. This nine-level, energy efficient building includes prototyping facilities, multidisciplinary research hubs, design studios, and technology enhanced learning spaces.
The City of Mississauga, Ont., recently installed solar panels as part of a pilot program to heat the Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool. This is the first City outdoor pool to be heated with solar panels with the goal of saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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