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The proposal is one of six finalists in the design competition to redevelop an urban block on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. It will accommodate workspaces and facilities for the Canadian parliament and create a new People’s Square for meeting and dialogue facing the gothic revival parliament buildings. In line with traditions of the indigenous community, the design is respectful to the land and natural resources, retaining the existing buildings and integrating new net-zero additions using reclaimed copper façades and timber structures that form a diverse but coherent complex. The plurality of form and polychromatic nature of the buildings represent and celebrate a diverse nation and an open, inclusive future for Canadian democracy.

The proposal was developed in collaboration with Zeidler Architects, Two Row Architect, EVOQ Architecture, Bureau Bas Smets, RJC Engineers, SA Footprint, Smith and Andersen, and Atelier Ten.

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