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Leading architects explore becoming agents of change
Journal of Commerce
Architecture as an agent of change. That's the notion Winnipeg architects Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic explored at the recent Festival of Architecture in Calgary, Alta. "We graduated in the 2000s, and many of our colleagues were leaving and going to Vancouver and London... We started our firm in 2007 and made it our goal to re-invigorate local architecture in Winnipeg," explained Hurme, adding that both she and Radulovic immigrated from Europe and didn't want to relocate yet again.
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Architecture, heritage groups file lawsuit over communism memorial
CBC News
Heritage and architecture supporters have banded together to file a federal lawsuit against the proposed memorial to victims of communism, one day after the National Capital Commission unveiled plans for a smaller, less-intrusive version of the controversial monument. The lawsuit is being sought by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, who had previously spoken out against the monument, as well as local group Heritage Ottawa and architects Barry Padolsky and Shirley Blumberg.
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Ottawa: un monument pour les victimes du communisme contesté en Cour fédérale
La Presse
Des architectes et un groupe communautaire ont intenté une action en justice pour empêcher la construction d'un monument qui doit être érigé à Ottawa en hommage aux victimes du communisme. L'Institut royal d'architecture du Canada, Patrimoine Ottawa, ainsi que les architectes Barry Padolsky et Shirley Blumberg, ont formulé une plainte en Cour fédérale pour contester la décision de la Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN), qui avait donné son aval au projet.
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Azure announces the winners of the fifth annual AZ Awards
Top players of the international architectural and design community, from as far as Denmark and Dubai, gathered at the Evergreen Brick Works as AZURE revealed the winners of its fifth annual AZ Awards. The AZ Awards are one of a kind: The only international, multi-disciplinary design competition in Canada. Representing a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design, submissions were open to designers, architects, firms and manufacturers of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields.
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Concours Le Diamant : annonce des finalistes
Le jury du concours d’architecture pour le théâtre Le Diamant, à Québec, a annoncé la sélection des quatre équipes finalistes. Il s'agit de : Anne Carrier Architecture / Lupien Matteau et groupe SM international ing; Co architecture / in Situ/ Jacques Plante architecte et BPR/ Tetra Tech inc. ing; Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes et WSP ing; Saucier Perrotte / STGM architectes et Pasquin St-Jean ing.
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Getty Foundation announces grants for modernist architecture initiative
Art Forum
Jessica Gelt reports in the Los Angeles Times that the Getty Foundation has announced a second round of grants for the Keeping It Modern conservation initiative, which supports the study, preservation, and maintenance of modernist architecture across the world. This time, grants totaling more than $1.75 million have been awarded to fourteen buildings all built in the twentieth century across eight countries. The foundation selected the winning structures based upon their potential to function as a model for conservation practices.
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Cadillac Fairview veut construire plus haut
La Presse
Les alentours du Centre Bell bourdonnent de chantiers depuis un an. Or, la Ville doit absolument faire passer de 120 à 210 mètres les hauteurs permises au sud de l'amphithéâtre, selon le promoteur Cadillac Fairview. À défaut de quoi ses capacités d'investir pourraient être « sérieusement affectées ». Le promoteur immobilier Cadillac Fairview (CF), qui prévoit un immense projet de 2 milliards autour du Centre Bell, demande à la Ville d'augmenter de 120 à 210 mètres les limites de hauteur permises, à défaut de quoi ses capacités d'investissement à court terme seront « sérieusement affectées ».
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When our country was built: An exhibit at Ottawa's National Arts Centre will showcase centennial architecture projects
The Globe and Mail
Roughly 50 years ago, a crop of 900-odd performance art spaces, science museums and rec centres was established coast to coast explicitly to encourage Canada's development. The intention of giving each young province a few public institutions was to spur homegrown culture, with the governments of the time believing the buildings themselves had a key role to play in cultivating our national identity. A project to construct "architecture of significance" was generously funded by Ottawa for our 100th birthday in a robust period of support for Canadian arts and lifestyle infrastructure.
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Calgary Icons: SoBow
Calgary Herald
A valued development strategist and experienced project leader, Ron Poon brings almost 40 years of experience to the design table. He holds a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba and has spearheaded a multitude of award-winning commercial and residential projects, including One Executive Place, Britannia Crossing, Riley Park, Waterfront, and Lycee Louis Pasteur International French School. He is the vice-president of NORR Architects.
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