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AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For

AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For
AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For, The Crystal, extension to the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Image © Andrew Rowat
The Crystal, extension to the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Image © Andrew Rowat

Today marks Canadian Thanksgiving, and to celebrate the occasion we've rounded up some of Canada's best architecture. Our five selections represent five Canadian cities, each with a unique architectural sensibility. We begin in Toronto with the Royal Ontario Museum addition by Studio Daniel Libeskind, a striking intervention using prisms of glass and steel fused to a 102-year-old museum structure; next we go to Montréal for Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie, an interlocking modular housing project designed for the World Exposition of 1967; to Calgary for Santiago Calatrava's understated Peace Bridge, a stunning glass-encased red lightning bolt spanning the city's widest waterway; then to Winnipeg's Old Market Square Stage by emerging firm 5468796 Architecture, a chameleonic performance space wrapped by a mesh curtain of steel cubes; and finally to the outskirts of Vancouver for the Richmond Olympic Oval, a masterpiece of engineering and the centre of attention during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Enjoy, eh.

Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie. Image © Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons Peace Bridge by Santiago Calatrava. Image © Santiago Calatrava Old Market Square Stage by 5468796 Architecture. Image © James Brittain The Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design. Image © Derek Lepper + 5

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Cite: Finn MacLeod. "AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For" 13 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/556521/ad-round-up-canadian-architecture-to-be-thankful-for/> ISSN 0719-8884
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