Winner of the 2019 Grands Prix du Design award, the expansion of the headquarters of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) in Montréal has improved the quality of life of building occupants. Designed by a consortium including BGLA and NEUF architect(e)s, this project has also earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
The Temple of Light in Kootenay Bay, B.C., by Patkau Architects, has won the 2019 Wood Innovation Award by WoodWorks British Columbia. This award recognizes creative and innovative approaches in the use of wood in building design, product design, and/or processes.
Three buildings in southern British Columbia offer insights into how industrial construction might evolve to offer greater environmental performance as well as speed and flexibility when employing mass timber products and systems.
The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury has reopened a decade after a fire caused extensive damage to the building. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) engaged a consortium comprising Architecture49, DFS Architecture and Design, and St-Gelais Montminy + Associés / Architectes (STGM) to design and execute the reconstruction work.
Earlier this month, the Snøhetta- and Dialog-designed new Central Public Library (CPL) in Calgary opened its doors to the public. As Calgary’s largest public investment since the 1988 Olympics, the new building provides spaces for social interaction, learning, and introspection.
Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal district in Montréal, the Monument project explores an architectural orientation that allows the design of bright, open residential spaces in a structure formerly dedicated to manufacturing and warehousing, while ensuring the conservation of the urban heritage.