A look at some of Canada’s most architecturally distinct institutions

TRD New York /
Jul.July 01, 2017 10:39 AM

It’s Canada Day, and the sesquicentennial no less. In honor of that, here is a look at three of Canada’s most distinctive works of modern institutional architecture via Dezeen.

Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, Quebec by OMA

This piece of Canadian architecture is straight from NYC. OMA’s New York office designed the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, part of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec. The museum’s newest section opened to the public last summer.

National Music Centre, Calgary by Allied Works Architecture

The music centre in downtown Calgary, a city in the western province of Alberta, is a sight to behold, spanning two city blocks. It has been called Allied Works Architecture’s “most ambitious project to date.”

Audain Art Museum, British Columbia by Patkau Architects

In the ski town of Whistler in British Columbia, the Audain Art Museum displays a private collector’s extensive art collection. The Canadian architecture firm Patkau Architects created a a work that is at once in harmony and at odds with the building’s forest setting.

[Dezeen]Christopher Cameron

Related Articles


These are the tallest towers underway
in NYC

Architecture’s final frontier: Here’s what houses on Mars might look like

Rendering of 5 Fox Run Lane in Greenwich

Top Greenwich architect denies accusations of recycled renderings

Comptroller Scott Stringer (Credit: Getty Images)

City slow to spend $15B in Superstorm Sandy aid: Stringer

Public housing is excluded from the city’s clean-energy plan

De Blasio wants to ban “classic glass-and-steel skyscrapers”

Natural History Museum gets court clearance for $383M expansion

City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers