Libeskind Selected to Design Canadian National Holocaust Monument

Daniel Libeskind’s “elongated Star of David” has been announced today, the architect’s 67th birthday, as the winner of an international design competition for Canada’s National Holocaust Monument. Selected from a shortlist of six, the winning ”Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival” monument is expected to be constructed in the Canadian capital of on the corner of Wellington and Booth Streets sometime next year. 

Adjaye and Libeskind Among 6 Proposals Unveiled for Canadian Holocaust Monument

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David Adjaye and are among six interdisciplinary teams competing to design Canada’s National Holocaust Monument. Planned for an empty, triangular site adjacent to Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum, the monument designs are currently undergoing public review before a final decision that will be made by an international jury of design and art professionals this spring. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.

Review the proposals, after the break…

The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects

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Architects: Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects
Location: , ON,
Architect In Charge: Gord Lorimer
Area: 17,384 sqm
Photographs: Doublespace Photography

Glebe Residence / Batay-Csorba Architects

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Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
Location: Ottawa, ON,
Design Team: Jodi Batay-Csorba, Andrew Batay-Csorba
Year: 2013
Photographs: Doublespace Photography , Batay-Csorba Architect

The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation

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In this interesting report in the Ottawa Citizen, Maria Cook exposes the plan to renovate the Arthur Erickson-designed Bank of Building in Ottawa. The existing building, which features a public atrium complete with a tropical garden, is being extensively remodeled to improve security and building performance, although arguably at great cost to the design. Cook exposes how the bank turned down a prestigious design award in 2011 as it was already at that point privately considering the changes, and explains how its privileged position – related to the government but not controlled by it – effectively means that the bank has nobody it has to answer to who might stop these plans. You can read the full article here.

Stacey-Turley Residence / Kariouk

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Architects: Kariouk
Location: , ON, Canada
Architect In Charge: Paul duBellet
Design Team: Chris Davis, David King, Sarah McMurtry, Dimitar Mehandjiev, Adam Paquette
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christian Lalonde

Shortlist Announced for Canadian Holocaust Monument

site of future National Holocaust Monument. Image Courtesy of Canadian Architect

and David Adjaye, as well as four other shortlisted teams, are competing to design the National Holocaust Monument in Canada. Planned to be built in a prominent site in the heart of Ottawa, near the Canadian War Museum, the $4.5 million monument is expected for completion in 2015.

The jury, made up of internationally renowned art and design professionals, a representative from the National Holocaust Monument Development Council and a Holocaust survivor, chose the following six teams as finalists:

The Hintonburg Six / Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.

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Architects: Colizza Bruni Architecture Inc.
Location: , ON,
Design Team: James Colizza, Anthony Bruni, Nic De Socio
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Fritz

Westboro Home / Kariouk Associates

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Architects: Kariouk Associates
Location: , Ontario
Senior Design Associate: Chris Davis
Design Associate: Sarah McMurtry, David King
General Contractor: Westboro Homes (Nicholas Heins)
Landscape: Empire Enterprises (Brad Beerwort)
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Kealey

University of Ottawa / KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Architects: KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Design Team: Halsall Associates, Goodkey Weedmark, Morrison Hershfield
General Contractor: Aecon
Area: 25,299 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Request for Qualifications: National Holocaust Monument Competition

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Honoring the victims and Canadian survivors of the Holocaust, the National Capital Commission, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is inviting teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects, and other design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the first stage of a two-phase competition to create a national Holocaust monument in , ’s Capital. This monument will ensure that the Holocaust continues to have a permanent place in our nation’s consciousness and memory. The RFQ document is available now until September 4. To obtain the competition document, and for more information, please visit here.

299 Soper Place / Barry J. Hobin + Associates Architects Inc

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Architects: Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc
Location: 299 Soper Place, ,
Architect In Charge: Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc
Structural: A.J. Garwood & Associates
Landscape: John K. Szczepaniak
Area: 4800.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc.

Icon: Claridge Homes Proposal / Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Icon: Claridge Homes is set to become ’s tallest tower at 45-storeys, transforming the cityscape of the country’s capital and setting a new standard for high quality design and smart densification in the city. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, and as part of the area’s revitalization, the development will bring a mix of uses to meet both the existing and future needs of the neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Edinburgh House / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: , ON,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Doublespace Photography

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

Ottawa River House / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: , Ontario, Canada
Year: 2012
Photographs: Double Space Photography

Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) / Diamond Schmitt Architects & Edward J. Cuhaci And Associates Architects Inc.

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Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects & Edward J. Cuhaci And Associates Architects Inc.
Location: Ottawa,
Project Area: 194,000 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photos: Tom Arban