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Canadian Architecture Designs : A-C

Canadian Architecture Developments : D-H

Canadian Buildings : I-O

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Vancouver Architecture Walking Tours, BC
Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

This Canadian city has some good new buildings by Foster + Partners, Saucier + Perrotte and LMN Architects. BIG and John McAslan + Partners are also working on designs in the city area.

Canadian Architecture Designs, chronological:

Trois-Soeurs Bridge, Québec
Design: ABCP Architecture
Trois-Soeurs Bridge

Trois-Soeurs Bridge Trois-Soeurs Bridge

photos Courtesy of the 2017 Wood Design & Building Awards

Chile Building awarded in 2017 Wood Design & Building Awards

Globe Mail Centre, Toronto, Ontario – 20 Sep 2013
Globe and Mail Centre Building
image from architect
A new office tower is set to transform Toronto’s downtown east side. The 500,000-sqft Globe and Mail Centre will be the new home of Canada’s national newspaper and will anchor the emerging St. Lawrence neighbourhood as a hub of urban activity and corporate offices. The 17-storey building designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects presents a sequential stacking of alternate-sized floor plates interlaid with terraces that give the structure a distinctive and contemporary profile.

Peter Gilgan Centre Toronto, Ontario – 18 Sep 2013
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Building
photo from architect

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning opened today at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, bringing under one roof 2000 researchers, trainees and staff previously dispersed throughout six buildings. At 778,000 sq ft (72,354 sm), the 21-storey laboratory designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects is believed to be the largest child health research tower in the world and among the largest laboratories in the high-rise form.

Residence in Southlands, Vancouver, British Columbia – 23 Aug 2013
Architect: DIALOG
House in Southlands
photograph : Kristopher Grunert

This residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A year-round fresh water stream divides the irregularly shaped property as it threads its way below Marine Drive to the south. The lush basin resulting from long-standing environmental forces sets the stage for a dramatic and highly contextual architectural response. The residence spans the riparian environment and sets up a circulation sequence that culminates in a grand south facing outdoor ‘room’ on the water’s edge.

TELUS Sky Tower, Calgary – 10 Jul 2013
Design: BIG
TELUS Sky Tower Calgary
image from architect

Just in time for the Calgary Stampede, BIG presented its design for a new architectural landmark for one of Canada’s leading telecommunication companies TELUS in Calgary’s downtown core. The 750,000 square foot tower creates a dynamic community by blending urban living and working seamlessly.

Chambord Residence, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Design: NatureHumaine
Chambord Residence Quebec
photo : Adrien Williams

Chambord Residence – 13 Jun 2013
The client wanted to utilize the second storey of her 1920s duplex by converting her former rental unit into 3 bedrooms and an office space. While the grey-stone front facade only required minor restorations, the back of the house was transformed completely. An emphasis on transparency creates constant visual and physical connections with the backyard.

Fifth Pavilion Competition, Quebec
Design: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
Fifth Pavilion Competition Montréal
render : Saucier+Perrotte

Fifth Pavilion Competition Montreal – 4 Jun 2013
Just as layers of history accumulate through time to offer varying perspectives on culture and environment, Saucier + Perrotte’s design for the Fifth Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is composed of a series of mineral strata that form a home for the Hornstein collection of art. Floating gently above street level, each marble stratum is superimposed to produce a sculpted volume containing the collection and defining a space dedicated to the next generation of Montreal art lovers.

Montreal Luxury Hotel, Quebec
Design: Lemay
Hotel Building Montreal
image by architects

Montreal Luxury Hotel – 28 May 2013
A new luxury hotel building on the Mount Stephen Club site located on 1440 Drummond Street in Montreal. Tidan Group owner of this impressive heritage building has started the construction of an 80-room hotel at the heart of downtown. The 12-storey building will contain luxurious accommodation, banquet rooms for 500 guests, flexible meeting rooms, a spa and a fitness center.

La Couleuvre, Montreal, Quebec
Design: NatureHumaine
Montreal Flat Extension
photo : Adrien Williams

Montreal Flat Extension – 27 May 2013
Nicknamed “la couleuvre” (the garden snake). The parents’ quarters are located in the ground floor brick volume, while the kid’s bedrooms are pushed up into the twisting volume upstairs. A bright orange handrail leads you up into the kids’ zone. An open concept bathroom that facilitates family bath time also acts as the circulation to the 3 bedrooms with built in bunk beds and furniture in a similar playful language.

Royal BC Museum Master Plan, Victoria, British Columbia, south west Canada
Design: John McAslan + Partners / Merrick Architecture
Royal BC Museum Building
photograph from Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum Masterplan – 20 Mar 2013
The Royal BC Museum has appointed architect John McAslan + Partners with local support from Merrick Architecture to create a master plan for the renewal of British Columbia’s museum and archives.

Cahier d’Exercices Montréal, Québec, Canada
Design: Saucier + Perrotte
Cahier d’Exercices Building
photo : Marc Cramer

Cahier d’Exercices Montréal – 11 Jan 2013
This Canadian interior design is located in the Ross warehouse-store. This 19th Century buildingused to be used for selling products such as leathers and furs.

Prince Arthur’s Landing, Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, Ontario
Design: Brook McIlroy
Prince Arthur’s Landing Canada Thunder Bay Waterfront Thunder Bay Building Lake Superior Ontario
photo : David Whittaker
Prince Arthur’s Landing – 5 Dec 2012
The Prince Arthur’s Landing project has transformed the City of Thunder Bay’s waterfront into a mixed-use village and highly animated waterfront park that reconnects the downtown to the shores of Lake Superior.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD, Vancouver
Saucier + Perrotte / HCMA
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vancouver
photo : Marc Cramer

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences – 19 Oct 2012
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Drug Research and Development is sited on the corner of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, in the Heart of UBC’s campus. The site consists of a 20 240 square metre parcel of land that is located at an important university entry point. With this in mind the building has been designed to act as a gateway to the southeast edge of the campus, engaging the community with a ground floor that will be open, transparent, inviting, and one that will showcase the public function.

Bloc_10, Winnpieg
Design: 5468796 Architecture Inc
Canadian Residential Building
photo : James Brittain Photography

Winnipeg Residential Building

Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Ryerson Image Centre
photo from Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ryerson Image Centre Canada – 27 Sep 2012
An international centre for photographic arts designed to house and exhibit one of the world’s most prestigious collections opens in downtown Toronto. This new Canadian building completes the transformation by Diamond Schmitt Architects of Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, renovated to accommodate gallery space, curatorial and graduate study centres, state-of-the-art storage vaults and student galleries. The new centre is designed to museum standards of the Canadian Conservation Institute.

Beach and Howe Tower, Vancouver, BC
Beach and Howe Tower Vancouver
picture from BIG

Beach and Howe Tower Vancouver – 12 Apr 2012
The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline.

Mies van der Rohe Gas Station, Montréal, Quebec
Design: Les architectes FABG
Mies van der Rohe gas station on Nuns Island, Montreal
photo : Steve Montpetit

Mies van der Rohe Gas Station – 21 Feb 2012
This beautiful Modernist building on Nun’s Island southwest of Montreal was built for Metropolitan Structures, a real estate giant. The architect is one of the most celebrated from the 20th Century yet this building is not well known outside of Canada.

Canadian Architecture Prize, Toronto : AZ Awards – Winners News

Canadian Architecture

Major Canadian Buildings, alphabetical:

Absolute Tower, southeast Canada
Absolute Tower Canada
picture from architect

Absolute Tower Canada, Mississauga
Art Gallery of Alberta, west Canada
Randall Stout Architects
Art Gallery of Alberta Building
photo : Robert Lemermeyer

Art Gallery of Alberta Building
Calgary National Music Centre Building
Allied Works Architecture
Calgary National Music Centre Building
image from architect

Calgary National Music Centre Building
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, Montreal
Provencher Roy + Associés architects
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion
photo © Tom Arban

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion
Fogo Island Artist Studios, Newfoundland
Saunders Architecture
Fogo Island Studios
photo from architects

Fogo Island Studios
Habitat 67, Montreal, Quebec
Moshe Safdie, Architect
Habitat 67
photo © Timothy Hursley

Habitat 67 Buildings
Jameson House
Foster + Partners
Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Vancouver Building
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Quebec Museum Competition
picture from Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Quebec Museum Competition
Renaissance ROM Extension, Toronto
Studio Libeskind
Toronto museum building
picture Courtesy Studio Daniel Libeskind

Toronto museum building, Ontario
Vancouver Convention Centre West
LMN Architects + DA/MCM
Vancouver Convention Centre
picture : VCCEP

Vancouver Convention Centre West

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Architectural Designs in Canada

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Montreal Architecture – key buildings + designs

Toronto buildings – key buildings + designs

Calgary Buildings – key buildings + designs

Canadian Centre for Architecture Exhibition

CN Tower – Toronto Skyscraper, tallest Canadian building

Canadian university building – McGill University Campus, Montreal

OAA Awards : Ontario Association of Architects Awards

Canadian architecture studio : Diamond Schmitt Architects

Quebec Museum Architecture Competition

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