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Brian MacKay-Lyons to open 2013 Festival of Architecture in Halifax
Canadian Architect
Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, will be the opening reception keynote speaker for the 2013 Festival of Architecture in Halifax. MacKay-Lyons is a partner at MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, a firm that has built an international reputation for Design Excellence with more than 100 awards including six Governor General Medals, two American Institute of Architects Honor Awards for Architecture, 15 Lieutenant Governor's Medals of Excellence, seven Canadian Architect Awards, three Architectural Record Houses Awards, and seven North American Wood Design Awards.
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Québec veut plus d'édifices en bois
Radio-Canada
Québec modifiera d'ici la fin de l'année 2013 le Code de construction du Québec pour permettre la construction de structures en bois de cinq et six étages. Actuellement, la limite est de quatre étages. Les entrepreneurs pouvaient cependant obtenir des dérogations lorsqu'ils désiraient dépasser quatre étages, avec l'obligation de prouver que la bâtisse répond aux normes de sécurité.
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Affordable housing gets free green building recognition
Design Build Source
Affordable housing projects in Canada built to sustainable standards are set to get free green building recognition under a new initiative of the Canada Green Building Council (CGBC). Announcing the Affordable Green Housing Program as part of Earth Day celebrations, the CGBC said charitable building projects will receive free registration and certification administered by the Council under the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
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OCPM — « Rapport sur le projet de redéveloppement résidentiel — Mirelis — Secteur Marconi-Alexandra »
Kollectif
L'Office de consultation publique de Montréal rend aujourd'hui public le rapport de consultation tenue l'automne dernier sur un projet de développement résidentiel dans le secteur Alexandra-Marconi de l'arrondissement de Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie. Il s'agit de la reconversion de deux bâtiments industriels situés au 6650 et 6666 de la rue Saint-Urbain, au coin de la rue Saint-Zotique.
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OGCA Symposium — Infrastructure Ontario update
Daily Commercial News
At this year's Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) Symposium, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) held a seminar to deliver some of its updates and future plans. The big announcement came from IO senior vice-president, Major Projects John McKendrick, who revealed that after numerous talks with the OGCA, IO will begin implementing the Certificate of Recognition (CoR) program. There are no details yet on specific date to begin rolling it out.
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'Flying Saucer' condominium proposal / 5468796 Architecture
Arch Daily
Set for completion in 2014, Winnipeg's "Flying Saucer" condominium project 62M, designed by Winnipeg-based studio 5468796 Architecture, will occupy the corner of MacDonald Avenue and Waterfront Drive, close to the Exchange District. Named after its address, 62M will be a two-storey, circular building lifted up on 35-foot stilts. Its circular design is spatially efficient and will provide each unit with a view.
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Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal — « Manon Asselin architecte + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes en consortium gagnent le concours d'architecture pour le nouveau Pavillon 5 »
Kollectif
En décembre dernier, le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) lançait un concours d'architecture afin de construire son nouveau Pavillon 5. Après une sélection rigoureuse réalisée à travers un processus en deux étapes successives, le jury a choisi à l'unanimité Manon Asselin Architecte et Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes en consortium pour la conception du nouveau Pavillon d'art international du MBAM.
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Wooden heights: North America's tallest timber building
Design Build Source
Timber is set to add to the skyline in British Columbia, Canada once again with construction due to commence on North America's tallest timber building, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC). The WIDC has partnered with architect Michael Green and his firm MGA to develop the 27.5-metre building, which will contribute to the urban revitalization of downtown Princeton.
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U of T selects architects for new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Canadian Architect
The University of Toronto has chosen Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam Architects (MSA) and UK-based Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios as the architects for the new Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEIE). The CEIE will serve as the hub of U of T Engineering's collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research, housing interactive spaces for learning and design, as well as a number of multidisciplinary research centres and institutes.
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Centre Eaton de Montréal — « Oeuvre Totem de piles de l'artiste Roadsworth »
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Le Centre Eaton de Montréal a inauguré aujourd'hui une monumentale œuvre d'art, Totems de piles, conçue par l'artiste Roadsworth, qui vise à sensibiliser le public à l'importance de récupérer les piles et les batteries jetables. Cette sculpture se déploie sur trois sites à l'intérieur du Centre soit la cour centrale et les atriums Sainte-Catherine et Maisonneuve.
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University of Waterloo tops in design
Daily Commercial News
University of Waterloo architecture and engineering students won first prize in the 2013 Evolve Sustainable Design Competition, receiving $5,000 and an opportunity to meet with some of Canada's top architecture professionals at B+H Architects. University of Waterloo students Renee Hum-Hsiao, Elaina Poleto, Keegan Steeper, Joanne Yau and Thomas Yuan received first prize for their design of an environmentally sustainable bank branch of the future.

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6es Portes Ouvertes Design Montréal — « Circuit hommage à Luc Laporte »
Kollectif
L'architecte Luc Laporte (1942-2012) est né à Montréal et y a oeuvré toute sa vie. Au-delà d'un riche patrimoine architectural, il laisse une marque importante à Montréal. Nous lui rendons hommage, ainsi qu'à ses clients et amis, dont plusieurs ont accepté de collaborer à l'événement en ouvrant leurs portes et en présentant une oeuvre rétrospective. Ainsi on pourra rencontrer les gens derrière ses réalisations et entendre leur récit.

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Mention d'excellence en architecture de Canadian Architect pour Lemay
Journal Habitation
C'est pour l'originalité, la créativité et l'excellence du design et de l'architecture du projet de construction d'un hôtel dans le Mount Stephen Club de Montréal, que les architectes, concepteurs et designers de Lemay ont reçu la mention d'Excellence en architecture de Canadian Architect. Le prix a été remis par l'éditrice du Canadian Architect, Elsa Lam, qui a tenu à souligner le travail réalisé par plusieurs des créateurs de l'entreprise, pilotés par Michel Lauzon, associé principal et directeur de la création de Lemay.

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Feeling 'Pug-ish' about Toronto architecture
Torontoist
It's time for the architectural debate to begin. Online voting opened recently for this year's ninth edition of the Pug Awards, which allow the public to decide which buildings completed in 2012 they like (or hate) the most. Voters have until May 31 to choose among 43 nominees, divided between commercial/institutional and residential categories.
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Singapore's steel trees: Green tech on a giant scale
The Globe and Mail
The tropical rainforests that once covered Singapore were long ago lost to the clear-cut of development. But today its historic port is home to an entirely different kind of tree. The Gardens by the Bay is a larger-than-life, multimillion-dollar project designed to show off Singapore's prowess in green technology and commitment to innovation.
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