3 award winning works of architecture in B.C worth seeing

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Three local architecture firms win the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognized for outstanding achievements in recently built projects.

According to Canadian Architect, The Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada recently announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The 2014 winners include three local architecture firms:

The winning built environments represent innovation and compatibility with the landscape, along with excellence in sustainable design.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Drug Research and Development, UBC

To successfully contribute to UBC’s legacy of architecture and pharmaceutical research, the project develops a sustainable, signature design so as to provide a benchmark for education and research buildings.

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North Vancouver City Hall
The project features an innovative mass-timber structure within a 220 foot long atrium. The structure knits together the existing building with an adjacent vacated library.

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Tula House, Quadra Island
Tula House sits on a remote island, at the edge of a cliff, 13 metres above the Pacific Ocean.

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See the full list of the 2014 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

The Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, created by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society.

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