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Call for Proposals: Design Exchange Toronto Canada and McGill University

Curators Effie Bouras, PhD, of Mechanik Design Office and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng, of McGill University are seeking completed building projects and research that engage innovative approach to seismic design for an exhibit that will be held at DX during the months of Sept/Oct 2012.

Buildings, as we have been reminded by too many recent catastrophic earthquakes, are complex dynamic systems, oftentimes, aesthetic consideration is put on hold in favor of cost and engineering restraint; with this in mind, we are seeking proposals that surpass conventional approaches, ones that do not sacrifice a design aesthetic for conventional structural solution. Continue Reading →

‘MNBAQ Expansion’ Competition Proposal by wHY architecture

This is the proposal by wHY architecture for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) international competition, which was won by OMA. (See the winning project here.) Continue Reading →

A Skipping Stone Spans the Bow River in Calgary, Canada

Canada-based Halsall Associates Limited and French firm RFR together have won the conceptual design competition for the new St. Patrick’s footbridge in Alberta, Canada. The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) chose the approach taken by RFR/Halsall specifically because it complements the natural splendor of the surrounding community. Continue Reading →

Allied Works Selected to Design the ‘National Music Centre of Canada’

A few months ago, Allied Works Architecture has been selected to design the Cantos National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, following an international design competition. The project will revitalize the historic King Edward Hotel and provide 80,000 sf of new space for music education, performance, recording and exhibition of the Cantos Music Foundation’s growing collection.

The project will mark the first stage of the redevelopment of Calgary’s East Village and the creation of a new music district in the historic heart of the city. Continue Reading →

Allied Works Reveals Design of their Shortlisted MNBAQ Competition Proposal

Allied Works Architecture in association with Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes was selected as one of five finalists in an international competition to design a new pavilion for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City, Canada.

The competition was finally won by OMA. Continue Reading →