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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.

New Renderings Revealed for BIG's King Street West in Toronto

09:00 - 5 December, 2018
New Renderings Revealed for BIG's King Street West in Toronto, KING Toronto. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
KING Toronto. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed new images for their King Street West condo community in Toronto. The development was formed as sets of pixels extruded upwards to create space for housing, retail and boutique offices. The concept was made to avoid the footprints of heritage buildings that already exist on site. The latest renderings revealed both interior and exterior images of the striking new development.

Safdie Architects Completes an Extensive Restoration of Unit at Habitat 67

11:00 - 21 November, 2018
Safdie Architects Completes an Extensive Restoration of Unit at Habitat 67, © Marc Cramer + Thomas Miau
© Marc Cramer + Thomas Miau

Safdie Architects has completed a comprehensive renovation of Moshe Safdie’s unit at the iconic Habitat 67 in Montreal, Canada. The 10th floor unit of the designated monument was restored to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Habitat 67, in conjunction with a 2017 exhibition of Safdie’s work titled “Habitat ‘67 vers l’avenir : The Shape of Things to Come.”

The Politics of Vacancy: The History, and Future, of Toronto's Condo Euphoria

07:00 - 6 November, 2018
The Politics of Vacancy: The History, and Future, of Toronto's Condo Euphoria, © Manuel Alvarez Diestro
© Manuel Alvarez Diestro

This article was originally published on ArchDaily on 13 February 2018. 

New Renderings Reveal Vancouver's 'Gateway Tower' Counterpart to BIG's Vancouver House

05:00 - 9 October, 2018
New Renderings Reveal Vancouver's 'Gateway Tower' Counterpart to BIG's Vancouver House, 601 Beach Crescent. Image Courtesy of Jyom Architecture / GBL Architects
601 Beach Crescent. Image Courtesy of Jyom Architecture / GBL Architects

Shanghai-based JYOM Architecture and GBL Architects have released new renderings of 601 Beach Crescent, the 'Gateway Tower' counterpart to Bjarke Ingels Group's Vancouver House project. As the Daily Hive reports, developer Pinnacle International recently submitted its formal rezoning application to develop the vacant site on the north end of the Granville Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver. Conceptually, the tower was designed to replicate the motions of the dancing female form.

BIG's King Street West Condo Community Approved for Development in Toronto

14:00 - 14 September, 2018
BIG's King Street West Condo Community Approved for Development in Toronto, King Street West. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
King Street West. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group has received approval for their King Street West condo community in Toronto. Originally proposed in 2016, the development was made as sets of pixels extruded upwards to create space for housing, retail and boutique offices. The concept was formed to avoid the footprints of heritage buildings that already exist on site. Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic of The Globe and Mail, reports that the development is about to start sales as King Street West pushes past its latest development hurdle.

The Stadiums That Could Host the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada, and Mexico

08:00 - 14 August, 2018
The Stadiums That Could Host the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada, and Mexico  , © <a href='https://pixabay.com/en/landover-maryland-fedex-field-89813/'>Flikr user ID12019</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en'>CC0 1.0</a>
© Flikr user ID12019 licensed under CC0 1.0

I hope you’ve caught your breath after this year’s FIFA World Cup. France’s win in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium marked the end of an era; the last World Cup with a classic format. After the 2022 Winter tournament in Qatar, the competition will be expanded to 48 teams (rather than the current 32).

BIG's Relocated Serpentine Pavilion Nears Completion in Toronto as Landmark Tower Tops Out in Vancouver

12:00 - 3 August, 2018
BIG's Relocated Serpentine Pavilion Nears Completion in Toronto as Landmark Tower Tops Out in Vancouver, Unzipped Toronto. Image Courtesy of Westbank
Unzipped Toronto. Image Courtesy of Westbank

The collaboration of Bjarke Ingels Group and Westbank are celebrating two milestones in Canada, as the topping out of their innovative Vancouver House coincides with the advanced construction of their relocated Serpentine Pavilion in Toronto.

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