CIBC Breast Assessment Centre Wins Again!

Our design for the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre at Juravinksi Hospital was first recognized with an International Academy of Design & Health Award in 2012 for Best Future Health Project. Over the weekend the project was recognized with a second award, this time for Highly Commended International Health Project under 40,000m2.  Thomas Huebener from our Berlin office accepted the prize at the gala ceremony in Vienna, Austria. A huge congrats to the entire team who worked on this amazing project! 

To read more about the Centre please click here. 

 

 

Calgary Office Joins the Zeidler Brand

We are excited to announce that as of today, July 4, 2017, our Calgary office, which has been operating under the name ‘Zeidler BKDI Architects’, has joined our national brand and has now become Zeidler. This change reflects the growth and transformation of our firm and the synergies between our locations across Canada which prepare us to bring more value to you and our other clients and stakeholders.
 
The change will be mostly impact the Calgary office, reflected in marketing material, email addresses and other forms of communication, with mailing addresses and telephone numbers remaining the same.
 
We value our relationship with you and look forward to continued work together. We are confident the launch of Zeidler’s new national brand marks the beginning of a successful new chapter in the growth and impact of our work.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Director of Marketing, Tasha Bourdon (tbourdon@zeidler.com or 1-403-699-8440).

 

Brampton City Hall Expansion Wins Urban Design Awards!

We are very excited to announce that the Brampton Southwest Quadrant Renewal has won two Urban Design Awards for the categories of Best Central Area Project and an Award of Excellence for Healthy and Sustainable Building! 

Located in downtown Brampton adjacent to City Hall, this project provides new civic and City administrative space. By finally linking City Hall to busy Queen Street, the building revitalizes the urban core and reinforces the historic downtown as the ‘heart’ of the City. Building features in- clude a landscaped forecourt to a dramatic lobby with rose-patterned walls, pedestrian bridge over George Street, and publically accessible meeting rooms and workplaces. The building’s glazed façades and multiple entrances connect interior and exterior civic life both visually and symbolically. The project upholds the idea that architecture can be a catalyst for urban renewal.

To read more about the awards and other projects recognized please click here.

 

Toronto of the Future 2017

We are thrilled to be a gold sponsor for the Toronto of the Future Exhibition currently underway at Metro Hall on display until June 30!  

The exhibition is a unique opportunity to visualize and gain greater insights into the ongoing growth, planning and revitalization of the city with some of Canada's largest architectural firms, real estate developers, and government agencies participating. 

Our team has assembled a great mix of projects and ideas that are represented by 24 panels, physical models, and a unique interactive digital display. If you are in Toronto please take the chance to see the exhibit, free of charge and get to know some of our most ambitious projects that we've completed, and are in the process of! 

For more information about the event: http://totf.ca

 

Ontario Place Receives RAIC 2017 Prix du XXe siècle!

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We are extremely happy and honoured to share that the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the Ontario Place Cinesphere and Pods as a recipient of the 2017 Prix du XXe siècle alongside the CN Tower - recognized for their enduring excellence and national significance to Canada’s architectural legacy.

From the press release:

Ontario Place’s dramatic structures by Toronto architect Eberhard Zeidler made the waterfront park an instant landmark.  Completed in 1971, the Cinesphere (known as “the Bubble”) is a 35-metre-wide dome made from steel and aluminum tubes that housed the world’s first permanent theatre for IMAX technology. A bridge-like suspension structure elevates the five inter-connected Pods over Lake Ontario. The Pods were first used to host a multimedia exhibition but were designed to be flexible and accommodate different functions. At the most basic level, each Pod is a three-storey box, encompassing 743 square metres.

The jury, comprised of distinguished heritage conservation scholars and architects, noted that the Cinesphere and Pods emulated for Toronto the great architectural and social success of Expo ‘67 in Montreal. “While the Cinesphere and Pods no longer house the functions they were originally designed for, they still exhibit the strong design presence they did when first completed,” noted the jury. “They realize, in tangible physical form, some of the most ambitious Utopian architectural ideas from Europe and the United States of the 1960s.” 

Read the full press release here.