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At Play In The Park

Maimonides Park, first developed in the 1960s when Cte Saint Luc was a rapidly developing suburb of Montreal, is characterized by two distinct spatial realities: located adjacent to the sprawling Cte Saint Luc railyards, the park is an…

Introducing the Saputo Stadium

MONTREAL -- The RIO, Montreal's Olympic park, together with Zinno-Zappitelli Architects and Broccolini Construction, both of Montreal, have announced plans for the Saputo Stadium, a new soccer stadium being developed for the Montreal Impact…

Show me your skyscrapers…

When Toronto home builders unveiled a model of their sinuously undulating, Calatrava-like high-rise condo tower in Mississauga, Ont. last year the media -- which has always responded to readers' fascination with unusual, especially bizarre,…

Diamond + Schmitt at Ryerson University

TORONTO -- Toronto-based Diamond + Schmitt will design a new $8-million gallery and research centre at Ryerson University in Toronto. Diamond + Schmitt's design, which was selected from 11 other bidders, will add new gallery, research,…

Bridgepoint Health to be redeveloped

TORONTO -- The Bridgepoint Health hospital in Toronto is being redeveloped by Edmonton-based Stantec Architecture and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) of Toronto. The redevelopment plan calls for the building of a care and…

Richard Rogers: 2007 Pritzker Prize winner

LONDON, England -- Richard Rogers of the London-based firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been chosen as the 2007 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony will be held on June 4 in London where the 73-year-old…

New Wind Farm in Ontario

RIPLEY, Ontario -- The Canadian division of Spain-based sustainable development company Acciona and energy company Suncor Energy Products of Calgary have announced the start of construction on their $176-million, 76-megawatt (MW) wind power…

2007 RAIC Gold Medal recipient

OTTAWA -- The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded its Gold Medal for 2007 to Montreal architect Mario Saia of Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes."His buildings depart from the realm of the familiar, the…

The nature of Ghosts

"As an architectural student in my early twenties, I quickly became suspicious of the nature of the architectural education that I was receiving. While daydreaming in the classroom, and looking out the window at the life on the street…