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David Mirvish and Frank Gehry unveil conceptual design to transform Toronto's Entertainment District
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David Mirvish, founder of Mirvish Productions, and world-renowned architect Frank Gehry today unveiled the conceptual design for a mixed-use project that will transform Toronto's downtown arts and entertainment district and advance the area's future as a thriving cultural centre. The multi-year, multi-phase project is the largest and most significant urban commission to date for the Toronto-born architect, bringing new cultural, residential and retail spaces to a site immediately next to the Royal Alexandra Theatre and creating a new visual identity for the city’s premier arts district. More

Architect returns to City Hall    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three decades ago, the lives of George Baird and James Kirkland converged in Mississauga. Baird was the professional advisor to the selection jury of the 1982 international design competition for the Civic Centre; Kirkland, with partner Edward Jones, the winner of the competition. Last night, the pair returned to City Hall to help celebration its 25th anniversary, giving a talk to a large audience in Council Chambers. Back in the late '70s, Baird recalled, design competitions had a 'dicey' reputation, thanks to problem-plagued projects like the Sydney Opera House. The original cost estimate in 1957 was $7 million. More

Ground breaks for new Ottawa research complex
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"The groundbreaking of this world-class facility sets Ottawa on the path to becoming the geoscience capital of Canada and the photonics capital of the world," said Allan Rock, the university's president and vice-chancellor. The total project cost is $57 million. Construction costs are estimated at $45 million to $46 million. Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the building will house 10 labs, which 'float' on seismic plates, mechanically isolated from external vibrations. The labs are controlled for temperature, humidity and electromagnetic interference. More

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Bay Adelaide Centre East designed for LEED Platinum certification
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The Bay Adelaide Centre East office tower in downtown Toronto, a part of Brookfield Office Properties, is all set to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) CS (Core & Shell) Platinum certification. This is the highest attainable certification for environmental green building initiatives. Achieving certifications from LEED is rigorous and based on a number of environmental criteria laid out by the Green Building Councils of Canada and the United States. More

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Proposition pour le New Harbor Service Building par ACDF architecture
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La commande formulée par le promoteur du concours consistait à concevoir un complexe architectural 'icône' à usages mixtes, regroupant les bureaux des autorités du port de Keelung ainsi qu'un nouveau terminal maritime qui permettrait d'améliorer l'efficacité liée à la gestion des arrivées et départs des passagers, d'accélérer le développement dans les zones environnantes et de promouvoir la prospérité locale, dans le but ultime de créer une nouvelle porte d'entrée à la nation taïwanaise. More

LEED rating system for green building grows into global phenomenon
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LEED has grown into a powerful brand and global phenomenon. There are 14,044 LEED-certified commercial projects, covering more than 2 billion square feet, in 140 countries. Another 34,601 projects are in the pipeline. Northern California is home to hundreds of LEED buildings, including San Jose City Hall, San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the Oakland Public Library branch on 81st Street. "Green building is not a curiosity anymore — it's a huge market," said Aditya Ranade, a senior analyst with Lux Research in Boston. More

Conférence: CafÉco: Le potentiel de l'énergie solaire au Québec
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Le comité des Bâtisseurs écologiques de l'avenir vous invite à venir assister au premier CafÉco de la saison 2012-2013. Le soleil brille-t-il suffisamment fort au Québec pour exploiter cette énergie renouvelable de manière rentable? Diane Bastien, B. Sc. et doctorante en génie du bâtiment à l'Université Concordia, vient discuter avec vous de l'état des diverses technologies solaires et de leurs applications au Québec. More

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Swansea landmark building to become centre of design excellence
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Work has started on the redevelopment of one of Swansea's much-loved buildings as Swansea Metropolitan breathes new life into the city centre with the creation of a world-leading centre of design excellence. Swansea Council's Cabinet agreed last year to sell the historic former Central Library building on Alexandra Road to Swansea Met for it to be revamped into an international Institute of Sustainable Design. More
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