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Festival of Architecture 2014 set to begin
Journal of Commerce
The Journal of Commerce will be covering the Royal Architectural Institute Canada's (RAIC) 2014 Festival of Architecture in Winnipeg, MB. The annual conference brings together architects from across the country. It focuses on architects' contributions to the improvement of today's world, the built environment, sustainable urban development and social commitment, as well as the importance of architecture.
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David Mirvish to keep Princess of Wales Theatre in revised design for King West condo towers
National Post
David Mirvish has had a change of heart when it comes to demolishing the Princess of Wales Theatre and other buildings he owns on King Street West to construct skyscrapers designed by Frank Gehry, the Toronto-born architect. Mr. Mirvish, the theatre impresario, unveiled Mr. Gehry’s new plans in miniature model form. The plans include stripping the original triple-tower plan down to two towers and leaving the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, one historic building and one façade intact.
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L'art de faire les choses autrement
Journal Métro
Alors que le marché de la copropriété foisonne plus que jamais au pays, les tours résidentielles génériques se multiplient à la vitesse grand V. De Montréal à Vancouver, une grande majorité des tours d'habitation ne se résume qu'à des boîtes de verre rectangulaires ou arrondies, parsemées de balcons ici et là. Très peu réussissent à sortir du lot pour créer des symboles forts identitaires pour une métropole, au même titre qu'Habitat 67 et les pyramides olympiques.
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Canadian firms merge to become Architecture 49
Canadian Architecture
A leading group of architecture firms with offices in several regions across Canada have recently emerged as one national firm, as a result of a restructuring and rebranding process. Architecture 49 combines the depth and breadth of the firms Arcop, AE Consultants, North 46, PBK, Smith Carter and WHW Architects. In recent years, all companies had entered into a strategic business relationship with WSP (formerly GENIVAR).
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BWR: Building Waterloo Region
Canadian Architect
BWR is a festival of exhibitions and related events exploring and celebrating the past, present and future of progressive architecture and design excellence in Waterloo Region. BWR is a partner with Open Ears and CAFKA in the 2014 Festival of Art, Architecture and Sound in Waterloo Region. BWR connects cultural institutions across Waterloo Region in one of the largest and most ambitious public architecture events ever undertaken in Canada.
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CMHR recognized with two design awards
Winnipeg Free Press
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and its builders and designers are being presented with two design awards by the Ontario Division of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. The Design Awards of Excellence highlight the remarkable collaboration that has taken place between the general contractor, designers, consultants and sub-trades during the construction of the CMHR. The institute noted that more than 5,400 tonnes of steel was also used in building the museum, which is slated to open in September.
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Agrandissement de la bibliothèque Saul-Bellow: une bibliothèque en conception intégrée
L'agrandissement de la bibliothèque Saul Bellow a fait l'objet en 2011 du premier concours d'architecture au Québec devant ouvrir sur un « processus de conception intégrée ». Trois ans plus tard, alors que le projet lauréat, par Chevalier et Morales, est en cours de construction, il est tentant de revenir sur la manière dont les architectes ont relevé les défis présentés par l'association de ces processus qualitatifs exploitant des moyens fort différents.
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Un Lion d'or d'honneur pour Phyllis Lambert, la faiseuse d'architectes
Liberation Next
La Canadienne Phyllis Lambert a reçu le Lion d'or d'honneur de la Biennale internationale d'architecture de Venise 2014, qui se tiendra du 7 juin au 23 novembre, placée sous le thème des Fondamentaux. Ce prix, qui récompense l'ensemble de son œuvre, lui sera officiellement remis lors de la cérémonie d'ouverture de la manifestation.
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Winnipeg: City of architectural delights
Winnipeg Free Press
In the few decades leading up to the year 1914, Winnipeg transformed itself from an isolated trading post to a brash, cosmopolitan metropolis. When a new train station needed to be built, the architects of New York's Grand Central were hired. When the Union Bank needed a new building at the bend in Main Street, they constructed Canada's first skyscraper, the tallest in the Dominion.
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Lancement du concours d'architecture du théâtre Le Diamant
Les architectes et ingénieurs qui veulent soumettre leurs propositions au concours d'architecture pour le théâtre Le Diamant à Québec ont jusqu'au 11 juin pour s'inscrire et jusqu'au 19 juin pour participer. Les quatre finalistes seront annoncés le 26 juin et le lauréat sera connu fin septembre. Ce concours est approuvé par l'OAQ. Une exposition sur les concepts finalistes est prévue.
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Building as ornament looks at iconography in contemporary architecture
Design Boom
Since emerging in the early 1990s, the appetite for iconic architecture has grown exponentially. powered by advancements in technology and increased exposure, buildings from Frank Gehry's Guggenheim in Bilbao to OMA's CCTV headquarters in Beijing are in demand across the globe. In 'Building as Ornament,' author Michiel Van Raaij argues that this style of designing offers architects a greater freedom, with the opportunity to complete more eloquent and individually crafted structures.

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Hume: Nuns' residence in Toronto inspires faith
Toronto Star
Though not technically a nunnery, the striking new structure at 2 O'Connor Dr. is not only a home with rooms for 58 nuns, it is an exquisite addition to the city. Designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects of Toronto, the building, which just won a Governor-General's Medal, is a model of integrity and integration.

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Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects selected for University of Lethbridge's Destination Project
Canadian Architect
The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has chosen the firms Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects, in joint venture, to lead the design process of its new science and academic building and energy/utility centre; key elements of the transformational University of Lethbridge Destination Project. In its agreement with the University of Lethbridge, Stantec Architecture/KPMB Architects will undertake a comprehensive consultation process with university and community stakeholders, as well as complete the design phase of the project.

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