Coquitlam pool complex to expand
The governments of Canada and British Columbia are funding an expansion and update to the Spani Outdoor Pool complex in Coquitlam, B.C. The project will construct a leisure pool with accessible beach entry, add a changeroom and washroom facility, and upgrade the plumbing as well as mechanical and electrical systems. The Government of Canada is investing over $2.41 million in this project, B.C. is funding over $2.01 million and the City of Coquitlam is contributing over $8 million.
Federal government and Northwest Territories put $50 million into bridge replacement
The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories have announced a major investment for the construction of a new bridge to replace the Dehk’è Frank Channel Bridge, which has reached the end of its life. The federal government is investing $37.5 million and the N.W.T. government will put in $12.5 million in funding. The bridge is a critical component of Highway 3, the only highway corridor into North Slave Region, Yellowknife and numerous mines and mineral development areas.
Western Canadian projects shortlisted for World Architecture Festival awards
Several western Canadian projects have been shortlisted for the 2020/2021 World Architecture Festival awards. The projects include 90 Alexander by 5468796 Architecture in Winnipeg, The Passages in Surrey, B.C. by Alison Brooks Architects Ltd. and Fifteen Fifteen by Buro Ole Scheeren in Vancouver. Ontario is also represented by A Resilient Duplex for Fort Severn First Nation in Fort Severn by Two Row Architect & KPMB Architects.