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West Block of Parliament

  • LOCATION

    Ottawa, Ontario

  • TYPE

    Heritage
    Government

  • CLIENT

    Public Services and Procurement Canada

  • BUDGET

    $863 M

  • YEAR

    2018

The restoration of the West Block of Parliament is one of the largest rehabilitation projects in North America. The 19th-century building has been completely modernized with state-of-the-art facilities, while the heritage and character-defining elements have been preserved with the utmost respect and sensitivity.The project itself is of historic significance as it is the first time in 100 years that a new House of Commons has been built and the government relocated.

The Parliament buildings are classified federal heritage buildings and are the finest examples of neo-Gothic architecture in North America. EVOQ, in joint venture with Architecture 49, was mandated to conduct a Heritage Structure Report, conduct two pilot projects on the Southeast and North Towers, restore and rehabilitate the exterior envelope, and design the contemporary addition of an interim House of Commons under a glass canopy roof.

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© Tom Arban Photography Inc.

© Tom Arban Photography Inc.

© Tom Arban Photography Inc.

© Tom Arban Photography Inc.

© Tom Arban Photography Inc.

AWARDS

2019

Award of Merit, Architectural Category awarded by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Award for Federal Buildings Heritage Conservation Excellence awarded by the Real Property Institute of Canada

Award of Excellence for Conservation: Architecture presented by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP)

Certificate of Merit for Innovation in Architecture presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

2018

North American Copper in Architecture Award presented by the Copper Development Association Inc.

2017

BAC Craft Award for Best Restoration / Rehabilitation / Maintenance Project presented by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)

2010

Preservation of a Heritage Building Award for the Southeast Tower Restoration project at the West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, awarded by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).

1997

Minister’s Award from Public Works and Government Services Canada for the West Block Renovation project, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.

 “From the sandstone exterior replenished from the fruits of three quarries, to the cabling infrastructure, to interior fit-ups, the restoration will marry 21st-century requirements and approaches with 19th century artisanship.”

Robert Wright, executive director of major Crown projects for the parliamentary precinct.

 

CONTACTJulia GersovitzPartner in chargeT514 393-9490jgersovitz@evoqarchitecture.com

 



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