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17 February 2010

Architecture to warm you in ‘Winterpeg’

Travellers visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba this winter will have the chance to see an innovative showcase featuring what the Canadian Tourism Commission describes as five ‘architectural marvels’. The display comprises a number of structures...

16 February 2010

Olympic Village receives top sustainability certification

The Olympic and Paralympic Village has received the highest certification for sustainable community development from the U.S. Green Building Council, announced Mayor Gregor Robertson Tuesday. Platinum certification was awarded to the $1-billion, 32...

12 February 2010

An Olympic accomplishment

To openly admire the Olympic Village is a risky business. Heaping praise on a large-scale development lacks the appropriate Canadian reticence. You can already hear the chorus: From behind their masks, they hail...

12 February 2010

Architectural firm earns accolades

A three-year-old Winnipeg firm is making waves in North American architecture circles after winning two prestigious awards in the last three months. The latest accolade for the firm with the unusual name —...

10 February 2010

Snà¸hetta to design Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Zeidler Partnership Architects of Toronto in association with Snøhetta of Oslo, Norway and New York City has been announced as the co-architects for Ryerson’s new Student Learning Centre (SLC). “We are very pleased...

04 February 2010

OUR HOUSE isn’t a very, very, very fine house

While Ontario, Quebec and Alberta put the finishing touches to Olympic pavilions designed with flair and distinction, the host country is preparing to welcome the world in a structure that is little more...

02 February 2010

CCA presents the exhibition Take Note

From 4 February until 30 May 2010, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents the exhibition Take Note, which traces selected pivotal moments in the ongoing relationship between writing and architecture over the...

02 February 2010

New library for Saint-Laurent, Montreal announced

The winner of the Quebec-wide architectural competition for Saint-Laurent’s new library has been announced today. The chosen project was submitted by the team composed of Cardinal Hardy/Labonté Marcil/Éric Pelletier Architectes en consortium/SDK et...

30 January 2010

The big picture

Photographic credit: Robert Lemermeyer Architect Randall Stout expects tomorrow to be the best day of the year, maybe even the decade. Opening a new building is usually like that, said the Los Angelesbased...