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The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation

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 Canada 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.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation" 07 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/455491/the-bank-of-canada-to-receive-controversial-renovation/> ISSN 0719-8884
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