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Canada launches architecture prize to rival Pritzker
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama have launched a $100,000 award to rival the Pritzker and Stirling Prizes, which will be awarded every two years through an open competition. The $100,000 prize will be one of the biggest in architecture and is open to architects and architectural partnerships from anywhere in the world.
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Williamson Chong Architects named recipient of RAIC's 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the Toronto firm of Williamson Chong as recipient of its 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award. "The firm is consistently producing innovative projects that contain quality detailing and craftsmanship including a focus on the use of wood," said the jury.
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'Casablanca Chandigarh,' au Centre canadien d'Architecture, Montréal
Le Courrier de l'Architecte
Le Centre canadien d'Architecture (CCA), situé à Montréal, accueille l'exposition 'Casablanca Chandigarh', présentant comment les architectes, les experts, les politiciens, les agences internationales et les citoyens négocient l'urbanisme moderne.
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Le recouvrement de Ville-Marie sera-t-il notre High Line montréalais?
Le succès fulgurant du High Line de New York semble avoir réveillé la classe politique à l'échelle internationale en voyant les retombées économiques que peut engendrer un projet urbain aussi audacieux. Uniquement sur le plan touristique, la Grosse Pomme s’est offerte une incroyable campagne de publicité avec la conversion de ce vieux chemin de fer en parc urbain linéaire.
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Politique nationale de l'architecture : les partis se prononcent
Les quatre principales formations politiques du Québec – la Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), le Parti libéral, le Parti Québécois (PQ) et Québec solidaire (QS) – ont toutes démontré un intérêt envers une éventuelle politique nationale de l'architecture. L'Ordre avait en effet sondé les quatre partis politiques au lendemain du lancement de la tournée portant sur la politique nationale de l'architecture, début mars. Voici les principales questions qui leur étaient adressées.
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IBI Group stock shows signs of life amid turnaround efforts
The Globe and Mail
It's a change in direction for IBI, which for years was an eager acquirer of engineering and architecture firms to fuel its growth. The company says it was hit hard by the latest global recession, including its exposure to the U.S. housing sector, as well as cuts to transportation and other infrastructure spending across North America and Europe. About 65 per cent of the company's business is in Canada and the rest is split between the United States and international spots such as Britain and Ireland.
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Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve
Archinect is delighted to present 5468796 Architecture's travelogue for their award-winning research project, Table for Twelve. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm's worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.
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The University of Waterloo School of Architecture eyes multimillion-dollar expansion
Cambridge Times
The University of Waterloo School of Architecture and Design is planning to undertake a multimillion-dollar expansion project to facilitate a new integrated, high-tech design program and is hoping for $8 million in city funding. The program will require an additional 80,000 square feet of new research and lab workspace, to be located on a site adjacent to the present school of architecture.
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Koichi Takada Architects designs infinity by crown in Sydney
Design Boom
Crown International Holdings Group showcase their ambitious mixed-use, multi-residential complex designed by Koichi Takada Architects, in Sydney, Australia. located at the gateway of the "green square" in the city, the proposed scheme of "infinity by crown" aims to engage the public through architecture and to become a seamless interchange of recreational and residential activities.
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Calgary's Uptown Theatre still at risk despite Barron Building's proposed historic designation
Metro News
Historic designation of a downtown Calgary building won't protect its once-popular ground-level theatre that has its own roots in city history. The now-abandoned Uptown Stage and Screen (formerly Uptown Theatre), located in the 11-storey Barron Building on 6 Street SW and Stephen Avenue, was exempted from the province's notice of historic designation, paving the way for its possible demolition, according to Matthew Wangler, executive director of the province's Historic Resource Management Branch.

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Diamond Schmitt Architects to design new mixed-use building in downtown Buffalo
Canadian Architect
Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is designing a 12-storey mixed-use building to rise in downtown Buffalo, New York. This innovative building will anchor a prime intersection bordering the Historic West Village District and serve as an urban beacon at the crossroads of an expanding entertainment corridor.

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How did Vancouver get so green?
Vancouver has been committed to sustainability, and creating policies to advance that goal, for several decades. Mayor Gregor Robertson keeps raising the bar on his predecessor's successes. He developed the comprehensive "Greenest City 2020 Action Plan," which lays down benchmarks that each sector of the city's government must achieve.

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Oakville competition appeals to future architects
John Willmott Architect held its annual Student Design Competition awards at its Chartwell Road offices. Receiving their certificates from architect John Willmott, are, from left, second-place finisher Brendan Schoug, first-place winner Austin Liptrap and Laura Matos, who took third place. Oakville's next generation of architects now has a foot in the door, thanks to John Willmott Architect's annual student design competition.
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