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New urban park, waterfront trail to be centrepiece of Ontario Place revitalization
National Post
The shuttered Ontario Place will get a new urban park and waterfront trail, Ontario's Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Chan announced. Mr. Chan told a press conference on the former tourist attraction's now-empty grounds that the revitalization plan means Ontario Place grounds will be open to the public year-round.
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Un architecte à l'avance sur son temps
La Presse
Paul-Marie Côté est reconnu dans le milieu de l'architecture pour être un architecte novateur. Cet architecte natif de Chicoutimi, a réalisé les plans d'édifice qui ont marqué le patrimoine architectural contemporain régional : l'église Saint-Marc de Bagotville, l'église Saint-Philippe d'Arvida, l'église Fatima de Jonquière, le Cégep de Chicoutimi et le Grand Séminaire de Chicoutimi (pour ne nommer que ces quelques réalisations.
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Groundbreaking for new Engineering Building at York University by ZAS Architects + Interiors
Canadian Architect
York University took a major step toward construction of a new Engineering Building with a groundbreaking ceremony for the $85 million project. The new Engineering Building will be home to the Lassonde School of Engineering, which aims to graduate entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience and a sense of global citizenship. "This is a great day for York," said President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri.
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Marc-André Carignan — « Les Strawscrapers: prochaine vague d'édifices producteurs d'énergie? »
Kollectif
De loin, la tour ressemble à une grosse peluche pour enfant. On a pratiquement envie de se rapprocher pour la flatter. De près par contre, c'est une toute autre histoire. Dessiné par la firme Belatchew Arkitekter, le Strawscraper est actuellement en construction à Stockholm, en Suède. Le projet consiste à bâtir une extension à une tour existante, la Söder Torn, en y ajoutant notamment une structure extérieure qui produira de l'énergie.
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Richmond Firehall No.2 / HCMA
ArchDaily
After extensive study, the City of Richmond decided to replace an existing 40 year old fire hall, which no longer met the needs of the community, with a new state of the art post-disaster facility. The City's goals for the project included the provision of an iconic civic facility marking the entry into the Steveston area of the community. The previous fire hall was located at this same location, however in order to accommodate the current requirements an adjacent residential property was acquired and integrated into the site.
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Bug protein and vertical forests: 5 world-changing ideas
Maclean's
Bosco Verticale means "vertical forest" in Italian, and soon that's what will stand among the skyscrapers of downtown Milan. The project is slated for completion in December and will feature two dramatic, verdant residential towers, 150 and 84 m tall. Planted with thousands of trees and shrubs,they will soar over the city's Isola neighbourhood. Italian architect Stefano Boeri, who designed the development, is hoping it will be the first step toward making polluted Milan a "bio-diverse metropolis," where green space is ubiquitous.
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MoMA and Foursquare team up for an architecture scavenger hunt
FastCo Design
The MoMA museum recently teamed up with Foursquare to bring you New York's ultimative architectural scavenger hunt. The guide consists of 21 "landmarks of modern architecture," featuring buildings that exhibit aesthetic, tectonic, and construction qualities affiliated with the Modern movement. More specifically, the curated list of buildings focuses on those that bear the influence of proto-modern architect Henri Labrouste and his modernist successor Le Corbusier.
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SFU UniverCity Childcare / HCMA
ArchDaily
The UniverCity Childcare is located at the heart of Simon Fraser University's high-density, sustainable community of UniverCity. The facility hosts 50 children ranging from 3 to 5 years old. The building provides two "centres" with separate spaces and services for two groups of 25 children as well as a "community" space for the shared use and interaction of the two groups.
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Warming hut nets local architecture firms international award
Winnipeg Free Press
Three small Winnipeg firms have combined their skills to win a prestigious international award that landed their made-in-Manitoba project on the cover of Azure Magazine, Canada's preeminent architecture publication. The Hygge House design — dreamed up by Urbanink, Pike Projects and Plains Projects — is also featured in a two-page spread in Azure, which is now on newsstands. The award was for Best Temporary or Demonstration Architecture as well as the People's Choice Award for that category.

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34-storey wooden skyscraper proposed for Stockholm
DesignBuild Source
Sweden is hitting new heights in the wooden skyscraper trend with a 34-storey wood building proposed for Stockholm. The design was created for HSB Stockholm's architectural competition 2023, an initiative that marks the organization's 100 years as Sweden's largest building society, and to celebrate an "ultra-modern residential high-rise building" will be built in the city.

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Le Métaphone, à la fois bâtiment et instrument de musique géant
Le Monde
Dans le Pas-de-Calais, à Oignies, une salle de concert unique au monde peut se transformer en instrument de musique géant. Au gré du vent qui le traversera et des musiciens qui joueront avec, le Métaphone commencera à vibrer sur le site d'une ancienne mine de charbon, près de Lens.

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Closure of public lane to new Winnipeg skyscraper gets backing
Metro News
Plans to close a public lane for a new 29-storey hotel and condo tower mere metres from Portage Avenue and Main Street got support from a city committee recently. Construction on the building, dubbed Project W for now and located between 201 Portage Ave. and Whiskey Dix bar, is expected to get underway in August, but in order for the project to go forward, parts of a back lane between Main and Albert streets would need to close.
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MU Architecture — Taichung City Cultural Center competition entry
v2com.biz
With its distinctive shape, contemporary architecture and unusual but appealing facades, the Taichung City Cultural Center provides large gathering spaces on a common piazza. This large piazza forged between the buildings facilitates a continuous and clear connection between the park and the main street, creating the most attractive and charming recreational spot in the city.
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