Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

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Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon May 01, 2006 5:47 pm

Governor General's Medals in Architecture Announced
Archiseek / Canada / Architecture News / 2006 / May 1

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to announce the winners of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The following built projects and the architects responsible will be honoured:

* 115 Studios - Cirque du Soleil - Les architectes FABG, Design Architect: Éric Gauthier (Montreal, QC)
* Bibliothèque Municipale de Châteauguay - atelier TAG et Jodoin Lamarre Pratte et Associés Architectes en consortium, Design Architects : Manon Asselin, Katsuhiro Yamazaki (atelier TAG) (Montreal, QC)
* Erindale Hall, University of Toronto at Mississauga - Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Design Architects: Barry Sampson, FRAIC and Jon Neuert, MRAIC (Toronto, ON)
* Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec - Lapointe Magne + Ædifica, Design Architect: Michel Lapointe (Montreal, QC)
* "Structures d'accueil des jardins de Métis" - Atelier in situ, Design Architects: Annie Lebel, architecte et Stéphane Pratte, architecte (Montreal, QC)
* Maurer House - Florian Maurer Architect, MRAIC (Naramata, BC)
* SC3-Smith Carter Workplace - Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated (Winnipeg, MB)
* Schulich School of Business, York University - Hariri Pontarini Architects, Robbie/Young + Wright Architects In Joint Venture, Design Architect: Siamak Hariri (Toronto, ON)
* The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics - Saucier + Perrotte architectes, Design Architect: Gilles Saucier (Montreal, QC)
* Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne - atelier TAG et Jodoin Lamarre Pratte et Associés Architectes en consortium, Design Architects: Manon Asselin, Katsuhiro Yamazaki (atelier TAG) (Montreal, QC)
* Théâtre Espace Libre - Lapointe Magne et associés, Design Architect: Michel Lapointe (Montreal, QC)
* Unity 2 - Cormier, Cohen, Davies architectes (Atelier Big City) (Montreal, QC)



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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon May 01, 2006 5:48 pm

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This is a truly stunning building....


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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby L1 » Wed May 03, 2006 2:34 am

Pretty good list. Non-appearance of KPMB not a problem for me.
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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby helloinsane » Thu May 04, 2006 12:36 am

Always depends on the jury. It's nice to see Saucier get the recognition.
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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby L1 » Sun May 28, 2006 2:02 am

I insist. This is work that can stand up internationally. It makes me feel a lot better about
spending time in Canada.
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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby helloinsane » Mon May 29, 2006 6:11 am

Have you made it over here yet?
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Postby L1 » Mon May 29, 2006 9:28 pm

Have indeed. Not loving it, but trying.
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Postby helloinsane » Mon May 29, 2006 9:36 pm

L1 wrote:Have indeed. Not loving it, but trying.

I'm sure your experience will improve in parallel with the weather; summer is fantastic in Toronto.

How did the search for work go? Ontario seems to be doing quite well in general.
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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby L1 » Mon May 29, 2006 11:10 pm

Hey thanks. Not great, but trying not to commute to Toronto, doing some freelance from KW, thinking about a practice but need a partner, may have to accept the commute though I'll see. Spring certainly amazing, just like that and garden seems to grow six inches.
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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby helloinsane » Mon May 29, 2006 11:30 pm

I wouldn't fancy the commute, especially in the winter [i.e. October to April].

You'll be well placed to see KPMB's latest opus under construction, at least ;):

http://newsrelease.uwaterloo.ca/news.php?id=4658
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Postby L1 » Tue May 30, 2006 1:22 am

Oh no..Daily views of City Hall enough, visited the winery though which was not too bad
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Re: Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2006 Announced

Postby helloinsane » Tue May 30, 2006 4:14 am

The two projects are generations apart in design terms. The city hall was their first major commission after the Barton Myers days and is rather overwrought. The later work like the winery is a lot quieter.
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