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How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO

08:00 - 23 January, 2017
How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO, "The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine
"The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine

This article, written by Svetlana Kondratyeva and translated by Olga Baltsatu for Strelka Magazine, examines the most interesting cases of the role of culture in sustainable urban development based on the UNESCO report.

UNESCO published the Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development in the fall of 2016. Two UN events stimulated its creation: a document entitled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which emphasizes seventeen global goals for future international collaboration, was signed in September of 2015 at the Summit in New York. Habitat III, the conference held once in twenty years and dedicated to housing and sustainable urban development, took place in Ecuador in October of 2016. The question of culture’s role in urban development, and what problems it can solve, was raised at both events. To answer it, UNESCO summarized global experience and included successful cases of landscaping, cultural politics, events, and initiatives from different corners of the world in the report.

Morphosis, Teeple Architects Among Firms to Lead OCAD University's Expansion in Toronto

16:00 - 22 January, 2017
Morphosis, Teeple Architects Among Firms to Lead OCAD University's Expansion in Toronto, OCAD U's Sharp Centre for Design, designed by Will Alsop. Image via Wikimedia Commons user Taxiarchos228. Licensed under CC-BY-3.0.
OCAD U's Sharp Centre for Design, designed by Will Alsop. Image via Wikimedia Commons user Taxiarchos228. Licensed under CC-BY-3.0.

The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) has selected firms Morphosis Architects, Teeple Architects, and Two Row Architect to manage the design and execution of the university’s new Creative City Campus (CCC) expansion project.

The project aims to extend and reinvigorate the campus core along McCaul Street in downtown Toronto and will include approximately 55,000 square feet of new construction, in addition to the renovation of 95,000 square feet of existing campus space.

Place des Gens de Mer / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects

11:00 - 19 January, 2017
Place des Gens de Mer  / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

Estrade Residence / MU Architecture

17:00 - 18 January, 2017
Estrade Residence / MU Architecture, © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)
© Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

© Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo) © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo) © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo) © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo) +29

Dandurand Residences / NatureHumaine

13:00 - 17 January, 2017
Dandurand Residences / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +20

The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design

13:00 - 15 January, 2017
The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design, © Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

© Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret +28

The Wood Duck / L’Abri

19:00 - 13 January, 2017
The Wood Duck / L’Abri, © Jack Jérôme
© Jack Jérôme

Videotron Centre / Équipe SAGP + Populous

11:00 - 11 January, 2017
Videotron Centre / Équipe SAGP + Populous, ©  Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

©  Stéphane Groleau ©  Stéphane Groleau ©  Stéphane Groleau ©  Stéphane Groleau +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Québec City, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    François Moreau, Michel Veilleux, Pierre Guimont, François Mathieu, Marc Letellier, Kurt Amundsen
  • Client

    Ville de Québec
  • Landscape architects

    Projet paysage
  • Area

    65000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®

17:00 - 10 January, 2017
12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®, © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA
© Ulysse Lemerise / OSA

© Ulysse Lemerise / OSA © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA +15

Ubiquity and Uniformity: Why Toronto's Condominiums All Look the Same

07:00 - 7 January, 2017
Ubiquity and Uniformity: Why Toronto's Condominiums All Look the Same, Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects
Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects

In June last year, PARTISANS published Rise and Sprawl: The Condominiumization of Toronto with architecture historian and critic Hans Ibelings. An effort to contextualize the role of the condo in Toronto’s unprecedented and intense growth over the past ten years, this thoughtful, if provocative, work offers a scathing criticism of the architecture (or lack thereof) deployed in much of the recent residential constructions in the city. It is a formal demand that the city be built more thoughtfully.  

Alex Josephson is a founding partner of PARTISANS, one of Toronto’s youngest and more innovative architecture practices. Only in its fifth year, PARTISANS has already earned accolades and awards from the American Institute of Architecture, the Ontario Association of Architects, Architect Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects Rise and Sprawl. Image Courtesy of PARTISANS Projects +19

Pole House / DIN Projects

15:00 - 3 January, 2017
Pole House / DIN Projects, Courtesy of DIN Projects
Courtesy of DIN Projects

Courtesy of DIN Projects              Courtesy of DIN Projects              Courtesy of DIN Projects              Courtesy of DIN Projects              +12

  • Designers

  • Location

    Manitoba, Canada
  • Design Team

    Neil Minuk, Onalee Minuk, Kyle Janzen, Ryan Marques, Simon Statkewich
  • Area

    92.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DIN Projects

La Grande Passerelle / Atelier Pierre Thibault

09:00 - 2 January, 2017
La Grande Passerelle / Atelier Pierre Thibault, Courtesy of Atelier Pierre Thibault
Courtesy of Atelier Pierre Thibault

Courtesy of Atelier Pierre Thibault © Maxime Brouillet                Courtesy of Atelier Pierre Thibault © Maxime Brouillet                +16

Junction Shadow House / POST Architecture

15:00 - 27 December, 2016
Junction Shadow House  / POST Architecture, © Revelateur studio
© Revelateur studio

© Revelateur studio © Revelateur studio © Revelateur studio © Revelateur studio +21

480 House / D’Arcy Jones Architecture

15:00 - 26 December, 2016
480 House  / D’Arcy Jones Architecture, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +14

Call for Entries: Future Legacy Competition

15:00 - 23 December, 2016
Call for Entries: Future Legacy Competition, Future Legacy Competition
Future Legacy Competition

As part of Volume 37 of Site Magazine and in conjunction with the 2017 celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the editors invite submissions to a juried competition that projects the theme of 'Future Legacy' into Canada’s next 150 years. We are looking for design responses that take a position on the future history of a national project and offer perspectives on the role of legacy as a driving force in the creation of the nation.. What parts of the past drive us into the future? What scales of time influence our view of the passage of history? What do we pick up and what do we leave behind?

Elm House / Peter Braithwaite Studio

17:00 - 16 December, 2016
Elm House / Peter Braithwaite Studio, © Julian Parkinson
© Julian Parkinson

© Julian Parkinson  © Julian Parkinson  © Julian Parkinson  © Julian Parkinson  +16

The Moos Home / Tampold Architects

17:00 - 15 December, 2016
The Moos Home / Tampold Architects , © Larry Arnal
© Larry Arnal

© Larry Arnal © Larry Arnal © Larry Arnal © Larry Arnal +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    576 Glencairn Ave, North York, ON M6B 1Z4, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Tampold
  • Area

    2600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

"Ice Breakers" Exhibition to Bring Wintertime Art Installations to Toronto's Waterfront

10:00 - 11 December, 2016
"Ice Breakers" Exhibition to Bring Wintertime Art Installations to Toronto's Waterfront, Courtesy of Ice Breakers
Courtesy of Ice Breakers

Between January 21st and February 26th, five wintertime art installations will enliven Toronto's waterfront on Queens Quay West. In a collaboration between Winter Stations and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area, the "Ice Breakers" exhibition was created "to inspire exploration of the urban Waterfront in the colder months."

"The Waterfront is one of Toronto’s busiest communities in the summertime but, like The Beach, it can be under-appreciated as temperatures drop," explains Roland Rom Colthoff, principle at RAW design and a Winter Stations co-founder. "Like Winter Stations, Ice Breakers is an interactive celebration of public art. We want to nudge Torontonians back outside and inspire them to keep engaging with the city."

The five installations will be on display at Harbourfront Centre, HTO Park, Rees Street Parkette, Peter Street Basin, and the Music Garden East. Read on to see all five proposals.