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    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's 2016 Governor General's Medals in Architecture

    The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have announced 12 recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, a biennial awards program that celebrates outstanding design by Canadian architects.

    The jury found that the 12 winning projects reflect themes of connection, revitalization, and experimentation and that the Medal recipients were ambitious in their use of sustainable building technologies, and displayed a solid commitment to the public realm.

    Read about Canada’s 12 best projects below:

    Amphithéâtre Cogeco by Paul Laurendeau | François R. Beauchesne

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    BC Passive House Factory by Hemsworth Architecture

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    Bridgepoint Active Healthcare by Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects: Planning, Design and Compliance Architects

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    Photography by Nic Lehou

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    Glacier Skywalk by Sturgess Architecture

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    Image: Brewster Travel Canada

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    Halifax Central Library by Fowler Bauld & Mitchell/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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    Photography by Adam Mørk

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    Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization by Plant Architect in joint venture with Perkins + Will

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    Photography by Steven Evans

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    Regent Park Aquatic Centre by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

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    Photography by Shai Gil

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    Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon by Michael Green Architecture

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    Photography by Ed White

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    The Head Office of Caisse Desjardins de Lévis by ABCP Architecture / Anne Carrier Architecture

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    Photography by Stéphane Groleau

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    University of Manitoba ARTlab by Patkau Architects/ LM Architectural Group

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    Image: Patkau Architects

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    Wong Dai Sin Temple by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

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    Image: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

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    Wood Innovation and Design Centre by MGA | Michael Green Architecture

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    Photography by Em Peter

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    ABOUT THE AWARDS

    The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, created by the RAIC, contribute to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increase public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society.

    These awards are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners.

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