Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Article source: Foster + Partners
Official opening of The Bow, Calgary’s tallest tower
Special events have been held in Calgary this week to mark the official opening of The Bow, a 237- metre-high headquarters tower – the city’s tallest building and Canada’s tallest tower outside Toronto. A bold new landmark on the skyline, the project is equally significant in urban, social and environmental terms: the public base of the tower is filled with shops, restaurants and cafes and extends into a generous landscaped plaza, while the office floors are punctuated by three six-storey sky gardens, which encourage natural ventilation and help to significantly reduce energy use.
Image Courtesy © Nigel Young – Foster + Partners
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: The Bow
- Location: Calgary, Canada
- Photography: Nigel Young – Foster + Partners
- Client: H+R Real Estate Investment Trust
- Appointment: 2005
- Construction Start: 2007
- Completion: 2013
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
The Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment project is comprised of a new Ski Chalet / Clubhouse for the ski hill, outdoor volleyball complex, skateboard park, and bmx park; the renovation and addition to the Tennis / Curling Club, and a new Boat Pavilion, integrated into the water course within the park. The new facilities are all linked by new landscaping and pedestrian pathway system.
Image Courtesy © Shai Gil
- Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
- Project: Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment
- Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
- Photography: Shai Gil
- Year Completion: 2012
- Project Size: Boat Pavilion 5,550 SF / Tennis and Curling Building 14,500 SF / Ski Chalet 17,300 SF
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Article source: Lemay associés
Lemay designs a new luxury hotel on the Mount Stephen Club site located on 1440 Drummond Street in Montreal. In fact, Tidan Group, owner of this impressive heritage building, has started the construction of an 80-room hotel at the heart of downtown. In addition to some luxurious accommodations, this 12-storey building will offer high-quality service with banquet rooms for 500 guests, flexible meeting rooms, a spa, a fitness center and an underground parking lot of 96 places. Meanwhile, the interior space of the iconic Mount Stephen Club, closed since December 2011, will be expanded from 2,400 m2 to 6,500 m2.
Image courtesy LEMAY
- Architects: Lemay associés
- Project: lemay participates in the architectural and interior design of the Mount Stephen complex
- Location: Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Article source: KPMB Architects
The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) was the first purpose built museum in the country. It is now recognized for the interdependence of its learning and research components and a collection that includes 10 million specimens gathered over 150 years. The original building – known as the Victoria Memorial Museum Building (VMMB) – was designed in the Beaux-Arts Style by David Ewart. Shortly after its completion in 1912, the stone tower began to sink into the ground. In 1915, the upper part of the tower was removed to de-load the structure, leaving the base as the main entrance vestibule but consequently diminishing the building’s original composition, and impacting the original clarity of the Beaux Arts plan.
Image Courtesy KPMB Architects
- Architects: KPMB Architects
- Project: Canadian Museum of Nature
- Location: Ottawa, Canada
- Size: 250,000 s.f. total area: 220, 000 s.f. existing; 30,000 s.f. new construction
- Completion: 2010
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Article source: Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica
A new flagship institution in Montréal, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium follows on an international architecture competition won by architecture and design consortium Cardin Ramirez Julien + Ædifica. Their winning proposal stood out from those of some 60 candidates for the quality and imagination of its concept.
Image Courtesy © Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica
- Architects: Cardin Ramirez Julien + AEdifica
- Project: Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
- Location: 4801 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montréal, Québec H1V 3V4
- Client: Espace pour la vie
- Landscape architects: Fauteux et Associés Architectes Paysagistes
- Building code consultant: Sylvie Destroismaisons
- Consultant en enveloppe du bâtiment: Patenaude Trempe
- Universal accessibility: Société Logique
- LEED consultant: EXP
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Article source: +tongtong
Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a bold, layered interior for Annie Aime, the latest Toronto retail space from Parisienne fashion retailer Annie Mesenge. Designed to be a flexible, open-concept environment that can easily be transformed into a space for art openings and other events, the interior is one of the first to implement +tongtong’s recently launched Les Ailes Noires series of freestanding clothing racks.
Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.
- Architects: +tongtong
- Project: +tongtong designs fashion retail boutique Annie Aime
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Article source: Cannon Design
Lansdowne Park is an historic sports, exhibition and entertainment facility in Ottawa’s urban center. An integral part of the city’s history, it features the aging 24,000-seat Frank Clair Stadium and other entertainment venues. The City of Ottawa embarked upon a major redevelopment, renovating the stadium and the heritage buildings on the site and adding 300,000 sf of new retail space. The renovated stadium can expand to 45,000 seats, enabling it to host national and international events. The stadium’s porous, accessible design encourages the intersection of people and built form.
Image Courtesy Cannon Design
- Architects: Cannon Design
- Project: Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Lansdowne Park
- Location: Ottawa, Canada
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Article source: Atelier Moderno
Under the guidance of director and president Jean-Guy Chabauty (APDIQ, ADIQ), Atelier Moderno is a full-service design firm, delivering a finished product that incarnates a synthesis of architecture, interior design, and industrial design. The mandate of this project was simple and honest – to create a residence for a young couple who were ready to grow their family. The response led to the development of a reticent and spacious environment, refined at every scale of planning, architecture, and detail. A topography of volumes and materials affirms itself throughout, changing its presence and effect as one circulates within the home.
Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau
- Architects: Atelier Moderno
- Project: Résidence Nguyen
- Location: Nouveau Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC
- Photography: Stéphane Groleau
- Project end date: February 2013
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Article source: RDH Architects
The Mississauga Library Project is an adaptive re-use strategy for the major renovation and addition to the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park branch libraries, all dating from between 1956 and 1967. The three renovations have been structured as one project, a strategy put forth by the client as a means to use public infrastructure stimulus funds in an efficient manner. Each of the three libraries are situated in park settings; Lakeview and Lorne Park are embedded within established 1950’s suburban neighborhoods and Port Credit is situated adjacent to the Credit River along Lakeshore Road, the commercial ‘high’ street of the old town of Port Credit.
Exterior of Lakeview Library : Image Courtesy © TOM ARBAN
- Architects: RDH Architects
- Project: The Mississauga Public Library Project
- Location: Ontario, Canada
- Photography: TOM ARBAN
- Date of Occupancy: Jan. 2011
- Construction Budget: $ 8,900 000.00
- Client: Mississauga Public Library
- Architect team: Tyler Sharp (design partner, RDH Architects Inc.), Bob Goyeche (managing partner, RDH Architects Inc.), Graham Gavine (project manager, RDH Architects Inc.), Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew.
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Article source: STGM Architectes
The command, an almost indestructible and maintenance free sentry box, controlling the entrance to a military base north of Quebec city, Canada. The architects have developed a custom made corten steel pan cladding ensuring the sustainability of the project. A very long overhang protect the glazed part of the building from the east low winter sun. This tiny building have a strong personality and require compliance by its formal simplicity, the nature of the materials used and the strength of its anchoring to the ground.
Image Courtesy © Alexandre Guérin
- Architects: STGM Architectes
- Project: CFB Valcartier Corten Steel Sentry Box
- Location: Cathcart Road, Valcartier, Quebec, Canada
- Photography: Alexandre Guérin
- Type: Transportation
- Area: 40 m2
- Client: Defense Construction Canada
- Completion: januanry2013
- Cost: 800 000 USD