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Architecture of Canada

16 December 2009

1996 – Palisades, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: James KM Cheng Architects Inc. Also known as the East Tower, the Palisades was built in 39 weeks, a Canadian building record for size. It has 32 floors and is 100 metres...

16 December 2009

1997 – Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Bing Thom Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan’s distinct, cylindrical shape has become a local landmark. Its silver exterior is clad in pre-weathered zinc...

15 April 2010

2000 – Alloway Reception Centre, Fort Whyte Alive, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Syverson Monteyne Architecture / Carl Nelson Jr. This facility establishes a gateway controlling access to the overall Fort Whyte Alive site and houses the Buffalo Stone Café, the Nature Shop, meeting rooms...

16 December 2009

2000 – Coal Harbour Community Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Henriquez Partners Architects A recreational centre constructed almost entirely underground, in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet: Coal Harbour emerges from the coast with a large skylight recalling the form of a submarine turret. Coal...

10 December 2009

2000 – Graduate House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Morphosis The Graduate House of the University of Toronto is a student residence specifically for graduate students. The The building, with its large sign, marks the main western entrance to the campus....

16 December 2009

2001 – Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: nlm architect & Architectura Designed by nlm architect and Architectura Planning Architecture Interiors, for the City of Vancouver and CAG, the library and administration area are located upstairs while the reception desk,...

16 December 2009

2001 – Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Arthur Erickson & Architectura The eight-storey facility, which holds six rehearsal and performance studios, has a reflective glass design, created by Architectura, in collaboration with architect Arthur Erickson. It incorporates the facade...

16 December 2009

2002 – Escala, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: James KM Cheng Architects Inc. Escala is another good example of Vancouver’s stylish residential high rise towers. At 100m in height and with thirty floors, Escala is similar in scale to another...

14 December 2009

2002 – Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Mario Saia The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a convention and exhibition center located at the north end of Old Montréal. The Palais was constructed above the Ville-Marie Expressway, the main...

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