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BNC's Mass Timber Office to Become One of Canada's Tallest

13:00 - 8 April, 2019
BNC's Mass Timber Office to Become One of Canada's Tallest , 77 Wade Avenue. Image Courtesy of Klokwerk Digital Inc.
77 Wade Avenue. Image Courtesy of Klokwerk Digital Inc.

Bogdan Newman Caranci have designed a new mass timber office building in Toronto that will become one of Canada's tallest. Dubbed 77 Wade Avenue, the project is being developed by Next Property Group and will include 150,000 square feet across 8 floors. Following 3XN's T3 Bayside project that will rise to 42 meters in height, BNC's office will be among the tallest modern mass timber office and commercial buildings in the country. The design celebrates the use of mass-timber construction within the ever-evolving architecture of Canada.

The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019

07:30 - 8 April, 2019
The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019, Strandbar Herrmann. Vienna, Austria. Image © Christian Stemper, via Vienna Tourist Board
Strandbar Herrmann. Vienna, Austria. Image © Christian Stemper, via Vienna Tourist Board

For ten consecutive years, Vienna ranks first in the Mercer survey on cities with the best quality of life in the world. In this edition to the global ranking, eight Western European cities join the top ten, even when "trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate", as Mercer points out in its report.

3XN Designs the Tallest Timber Office Building in North America

09:00 - 21 March, 2019
3XN Designs the Tallest Timber Office Building in North America, © 3XN
© 3XN

3XN has released details of its plans for T3 Bayside, the first office building in Toronto’s emerging Bayside community, and the tallest timber office building in North America. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the structure stands at 42 meters in height and serves as part of the 2,000-acre revitalization initiative to transform Toronto’s waterfront.

Sidewalk Labs Tests a 'Raincoat' for Buildings in Toronto

05:00 - 13 March, 2019
Sidewalk Labs Tests a 'Raincoat' for Buildings in Toronto, Building Raincoat Prototype. Image © David Pike
Building Raincoat Prototype. Image © David Pike

Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs is testing a "raincoat" for buildings, a prototype tensile structure that's made to make extreme weather more comfortable. Created as part of the Quayside smart city project in Toronto, the raincoat structure aims to help protect from wind and rain while lowering energy demands on buildings. Designed by Toronto-based RWDI and Partisans, the prototype debuted at Sidewalk's 307 office. Made from a thin plastic membrane, the raincoat will remain up for one year as teams test its performance.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveal New Design for University of Toronto

05:00 - 22 February, 2019
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveal New Design for University of Toronto, 90 Queen’s Park. Image Courtesy of Bloomimages
90 Queen’s Park. Image Courtesy of Bloomimages

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have revealed the design for 90 Queen’s Park, a new education and cultural building for the University of Toronto in Canada. The project will combine a range of classrooms and public spaces to house the University of Toronto's School of Cities for its urban-focused research, educational and outreach initiatives. The nine-story building will become a new gateway to the campus with views across the Toronto skyline.

6 Winter Stations Warm Toronto's Frosty Beaches

05:00 - 21 February, 2019
6 Winter Stations Warm Toronto's Frosty Beaches, The Forest of Butterflies by Luis Enrique Hernandez (Xalapa, Mexico). Image © Khristel Stecher
The Forest of Butterflies by Luis Enrique Hernandez (Xalapa, Mexico). Image © Khristel Stecher

Six “Winter Stations” have been installed along Toronto’s beachfront, injecting new life into the shoreline during the Canadian city’s winter months. Completed as a result of the annual Winter Stations design competition, the six projects responded to this year’s theme of “Migration,” which sought installations that engaged with “complex social issues that surround humanity’s shaping of our global society, the flight of animals and the exchange of ideas."

Snøhetta and Heatherwick Design a Timber City for Sidewalk Labs

13:00 - 19 February, 2019
Snøhetta and Heatherwick Design a Timber City for Sidewalk Labs , Quayside. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Quayside. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Sidewalk Labs has released new renderings from Snøhetta and Heatherwick Studio of the Quayside neighborhood development in Toronto. After announcing plans to create a model smart city, Sidewalk Labs has been working to pioneer a new approach to future urban developments. Plans for Quayside were first revealed last summer, designed to be interconnected smart neighborhood for the city. The latest renderings were released with further documents outlining how the company plans to pay for the ground-up development.

Herzog & de Meuron Release Final Design for Vancouver Art Gallery

09:00 - 24 January, 2019
Herzog & de Meuron Release Final Design for Vancouver Art Gallery, View across Queen Elizabeth Square. Image © Herzog & de Meuron
View across Queen Elizabeth Square. Image © Herzog & de Meuron

The Vancouver Art Gallery has unveiled the final design for its 300,000-square-foot building designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Designed to serve the Gallery’s ever-expanding collection of art and educational programs, the scheme will offer “a global platform for Vancouver’s and Canada’s thriving arts scene and play a vital role in establishing this city as one of the world’s most foremost cities for arts and culture.”

Canada’s Largest Net Zero Energy Building Opens in Ontario

04:00 - 30 December, 2018
Canada’s Largest Net Zero Energy Building Opens in Ontario, The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. Image © Ema Peters via B+H Architects
The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. Image © Ema Peters via B+H Architects

Canada’s largest net-zero energy building has opened in Hamilton, Ontario. The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation at Mohawk College was designed by B+H and McCallum Sather Architects to embody environmental technologies aimed at reducing the building’s carbon footprint. The Joyce Centre is one of 16 pilot projects selected by the Canada Green Building Council’s new Zero Carbon Building Standard. A net-zero footprint facility, the building was made to demonstrate Mohawk’s vision to be a center for environmental leadership.

Canada's Best Architecture of 2018 Recognized by Canadian Architect Magazine

11:00 - 7 December, 2018
Canada's Best Architecture of 2018 Recognized by Canadian Architect Magazine, Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine
Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Canadian Architect has announced the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence program. Now in its 51st year, the awards are “the highest recognition for excellence in the design stage in the Canadian architectural sector.” Celebrating unbuilt and student work, the awards place emphasis on design ambition, innovation, and social and environmental sustainability.

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