Bibliothèque Raymond-Lévesque / Manon Asselin + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte

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Architects: Jodoin Lamarre Pratte + 
Location: Montréal,
Client: Ville de Longueuil
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marc Cramer

W12 – Real Time Control Building #3 Proposal / gh3

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Located on the corner of 84th Street NW and Jasper Avenue, on the northern bank of the North Saskatchewan River and just east of ’s downtown core, the W12 – Real Time Control Building #3 exploits the potential to become a landmark building, playing a crucial role in punctuating open public space along the river’s edge. Designed by gh3, the building will be highly visible from the north, south and east, seen from a series of vantage points ranging from distant to near. The project is an opportunity to invest in the design of the plant enclosure while celebrating the importance of municipal infrastructure and recognizing the role infrastructure buildings have in shaping the built fabric of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Marianne McKenna Invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada

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The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, has bestowed Officer of the Order of Canada – one of Canada’s highest honors – to architect Marianne McKenna of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. Similar to the Order of the British Empire in Britain and the Kennedy Center Honors for artists in the United States, the award recognizes Canadians for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General stated:

Visionary (re)Generation Open International Design Competition

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The University of Manitoba’s Visionary (re)Generation competition is inviting some of the world’s most accomplished urban thinkers to re-imagine the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. Focused on innovative and sustainable design, the two phase competition is a once-in-a-generation chance to transform their university into a place like no other that enriches the daily lives of all who learn here, work here, play here or call it home. Submissions for the first phase are due March 11. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Lansdowne Park Sports Center Proposal / Cannon Design

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The redevelopment of the park, with the “Stadium in the Park” design concept, is an exciting urban design effort that encompasses a renovated stadium and arena, development of 300,000 sf of retail, renovation of heritage buildings, and an urban park for the people of . Designed by Cannon Design, the project enhances both the history and the identity of the park by taking advantage of its location on the Rideau Canal. The result is a stadium in the park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hintonburg Home / Rick Shean

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Architects:
Location: Ottawa, Ontario,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Peter Fritz

Green Line Ideas Competition

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All are invited to participate in the challenge to create proposals for the public use of an overhead transmission line corridor (a.k.a. hydro corridor) in midtown Toronto. This design competition aims to demonstrate the potential of the particular hydro corridor site and also to foster a discussion on public use of other similar spaces in North American cities. The ideas will not be built, but they are meant to get the communities who live, study and work near the site to start thinking about its future. Submissions are due no later than February 4. Among the competition’s many organizers and sponsors are Workshop Architecture Inc., Davenport Neighborhood Association, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Association of Architects. For more information about the competition, please visit their official website here.

Meadow House / Ian MacDonald Architect

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Architects: Ian MacDonald Architect
Location: , ON,
Project Team: Ian MacDonald, Michael Attard, Nova Tayona, Adam Blakeley, Patrick Liu
Area: 4,300 sq ft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

Absolute Towers / MAD Architects

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Architects: MAD Architects
Location: , Ontario, Canada
Director In Charge: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
Design Team: Shen Jun, Robert Groessinger, Florian Pucher, Yi Wenzhen, Hao Yi, Yao Mengyao, Zhao Fan, Liu Yuan, Zhao Wei, Li Kunjuan, Yu Kui, Max Lonnqvist, Eric Spencer
Client: Fernbrook / Cityzen
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Tom Arban, Courtesy of MAD Architects

Saint-Eustache Library / ACDF*

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Architects: ACDF* Architecture
Location: , QC, Canada
Design Team: Maxime Frappier, Joan Renaud, Laurence Lebeux, Martin Champagne, Marc-André Plourde, Matthew Belaen, Robert Dequoy, Laurence Lessard, Véronique Taillefer
Structure: SDK
Civil Engineering: Marchand Houle
Landscape: Plannex
General Contractor: OPRON Construction
Area: 2,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: James Brittain

Prince Arthur’s Landing / Brook McIlroy

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Architects: Brook McIlroy
Location: Thunder Bay’s, ,
Intern Architect: Ryan Gorrie
Aboriginal Community Consultation: Aboriginal Strategy Group
Artist: Randy Thomas
Photographs: David Whittaker

Camp at Cabot Beach / Studio North

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Architects: Studio North
Location: , Prince Edward Island,
Collaborators: Clayton Blackman, Andrew Choptiany, Sam Lock
Area: 3,900 sq ft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Matthew Kennedy

Michael Maltzan to Design Inuit Centre

Michael Maltzan, an award winning American architect and founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc., was recently selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing as the winning architect from 65 prospective teams from 15 countries. This recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval from the WAG Board of Governors. The Centre houses one of the largest and most celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world; it’s also home to Studio Art and Learning programs. More information after the break.

Fournitures Select / Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

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Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
Location: , Canada
Partner In Charge: Alexandre Blouin
Design Team: Isabelle Beauchamp (Project Architect), Jonathan Trottier
Area: 13,400 sq ft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Steve Montpetit

Durham College Centre for Food / Gow Hastings Architects

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Expected to be completed in September 2013, the  Durham College Centre for Food will distinguish itself in the highly competitive field of culinary education by taking advantage of its rural setting on a large suburban campus in Whitby to narrate a story about the process of making a meal from “field to fork”. Designed by Gow Hastings Architects, students and visitors will journey through the inner workings of the school, showcasing food distribution rooms, a 150-seat lecture theatre, change rooms, faculty offices, classrooms and an array of hospitality and culinary labs that will circle a central atrium. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Georges-Emile-Lapalme Cultural Center / MSDL Architectes

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Architects: MSDL Architectes
Location: , Quebec, Canada
Area: 7,840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stephane Groleau

Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre / CEI Architecture + MCMP Architects

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Architects: CEI Architecture + MCMP Architects
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Area: 65,000 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Howard Waisman

Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture

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Architects: CEI Architecture
Location: Kaleden, BC,
Design Team: Nick Bevanda, Robert Cesnik, Craig Milton, Dan Sawyer
Area: 3000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ed White