Pink Balls by Claude Cormier + Associés winner of 2013 CSLA National Honour Award winner in New Directions category | Image Credit | Claude Cormier + Associés
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. This year, 13 projects were recognized as being pre-eminent examples in Canadian landscape architecture, honouring distinctive design, ground breaking research, sustainable landscape management and much more.
Winners were selected by a national jury of leading landscape architects. Awards are presented in three categories: Honour, Merit, and Citations. Honour Awards recipients demonstrate excellence in all judging criteria, Merit Awards in some criteria, and Citations in particular categories. The 2013 recipients are:
We have just published the #06 edition of WLA Landscape Architecture Quarterly Magazine. #06 includes projects from Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Gustafson Porter, Boffa Miskell, HOSPER, Claude Cormier + Associes, KBP.EU | Karres en brands and Polyform, Volkert, Cardno S.P.L.A.T., Hostetler Zhang Studer and SHMA.
#06 include a wide variety of scales and programs of built and unbuilt projects including urban design, recreational design, urban sqaures, riverfronts, public art, and a hotel in Tibet. WLA #06 is like the preceding editions which showcase projects from across the world including USA, UK, Denmark, China, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Tibet.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization, designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and inaugurated in 1989, is comprised of two pavilions, their architecture a startling embodiment of the country’s distinguishing geographical features. The public display wing replicates the dramatic effect of the glaciers; the contours of the curatorial wing symbolize the majestic Canadian Shield; and the open Plaza simulates the vast Great Plains. The layout and sheer size of the Plaza were planned in such a way as to visually incorporate the Museum buildings and the Parliament Buildings perched across the Ottawa River. However, the Plaza’s lack of appeal had left it empty of visitors for much of the year. To remedy the situation, we extended the Museum’s original conceptual metaphor, bringing to life what had long remained latent: the swaying grasses of the Prairies.