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6 GTA buildings among 12 recipients of Governor General architecture awards
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Six Greater Toronto buildings will be recognized by the Governor-General at a ceremony honouring "outstanding achievement" in recent Canadian architecture. The structures, built in Toronto and its surrounding suburbs, are among 12 recipients of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture. More



Lumocité: Des artistes du mapping architectural à Québec
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Quatre équipes expertes en multimédia sont à l'œuvre afin de préparer le parcours urbain Lumocité du Carnaval de Québec qui prévoit, la mise en lumière d'édifices de Québec avec des projections originales en 2D et 3D. Des artistes de Hongrie, de Suisse et du Québec, oeuvrant en mapping architectural, projetteront leurs oeuvres conçues spécifiquement pour quatre monuments du Vieux-Québec: le Palais Montcalm, la Basilique-cathédrale-Notre-Dame de Québec, le Morrin Center et les fortifications des plaines d'Abraham. More

A floating seaplane terminal — will it fly with Victoria councillors?
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A proposal to build a floating seaplane terminal at the Inner Harbour was presented to Victoria councillors. Harbour Air, West Coast Air and Kenmore Air are collaborating on the proposal to build a two-storey terminal with a wave-shaped roof that would replace the existing trailers at 950 Wharf St. "I'm very excited about this — I've been working on this for a few years now," said Randy Wright, executive vice-president of the Harbour Air Group. More

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Strategic infrastructure critical for Canada
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Investment in strategic infrastructure will make the Canadian economy more productive, concludes a commissioned Canadian Construction Association (CCA) report. "What this study indicates is that governments shouldn't be looking at this as something that they're forced to do but as something they should be doing. It's an investment in enhanced productivity and better rates of economic growth in the long-term," said Casey G. Vander Ploeg, senior policy analyst at Canada West Foundation. More

Concours du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal: les finalistes annoncés
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Les finalistes du concours d'architecture du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal sont maintenant connus: Les architectes FABG, Manon Asselin architectes et Jodoin Lamarre Pratte et associés architectes en consortium, Saucier et Perrotte architectes. Les trois équipes choisies par le jury pour accéder à la seconde étape de cette compétition devront préparer un projet pour le 5e pavillon du musée, d'une superficie de 2,800 m2 sur la rue Bishop. More



The box outside: A revamped commercial building brings drama to a frequently frozen city's main street
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On the main thoroughfare through the commercial district of Winnipeg, MB, a series of metal boxes protrudes from the 1904 facade of the Avenue Building like a cluster of Donald Judd sculptures bursting from the windows. Shimmering in the purple-gray light and ambient snow of the winter sky, the mirrored rectangles set the building apart from the Neoclassical facades and modern corporate buildings that line Portage Avenue. More


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Calgary Flames keeping a low profile on plans to replace Saddledome
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The Calgary Flames have had little to say publicly about their plans for a new arena, but that doesn't mean they've been silent behind the scenes. The NHL team has examined several locations for a new facility throughout the city, according to sources, and has had architects draw up designs. There has been speculation the Flames are so far along in the process that they could conceivably leave the Scotiabank Saddledome and be in their new building before the Edmonton Oilers skate into their new $601 million arena and entertainment complex sometime in 2016. More



Colloque sur le développement international
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Le colloque international sur le développement durable est un espace qui favorise les échanges entre étudiants. Cette plateforme offre également l'opportunité à ces derniers de diffuser les résultats de leurs recherches. Le deuxième colloque sur le développement international de l'Université Laval du Canada, placé sous le thème « participation locale et régionale: regards croisés sur le développement international » a permis, à travers une visioconférence, à Dakar, et durant deux jours, à des étudiants des universités sénégalaises et québécoises d'échanger sur différents sujets « cruciaux » concourant au développement. More

The art of complex woodwork and the Ivey School of Business
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In many respects the construction of the 122,000-square-foot-second phase of the Ivey School of Business on the campus of the University of Western Ontario defies the rules of convention. "It is almost a piece of art by virtue of its unique design," and the complications in the construction process, explains David Rock, project manager, EllisDon. More



Les Top 5 des plus hauts gratte-ciel d'Europe et du monde
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Le Top 5 des plus hautes tours du monde est plus vertigineux. En première position, en attendant l'achèvement de la Chinoise Sky City One, qui vise les 838 m, on trouve toujours la Burj Khalifa, à Dubaï, aux Emirats arabes unis: 828 m. Achevée en 2009, elle abrite un hôtel, des bureaux et appartements de luxe. More
 
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