Call for submissions to the Prix du XXe sicle award

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Heritage Canada The National Trust wish to promote public awareness about significant Canadian architecture of the 20th century.

The Prix du XXe siècle recognizes outstanding and lasting contributions to Canadian architecture, and landmark buildings in the historical context of Canadian Architecture. This prize celebrates design quality as well as enduring excellence, recognizing buildings that continue to be used as designed or that have successfully accommodated new uses without being altered in ways that detract from the original design intent. The award can recognize a building in Canada, designed by an architect from any country, or a building anywhere in the world that was designed by a Canadian architect.

Any existing building that was completed after 1950 and before 1988 is eligible. A person may nominate one building per year. Previous unsuccessful submissions will be automatically considered for a maximum of an additional two consecutive years. Nominators may submit additional information to strengthen the submission.

A maximum of two awards will be conferred each year. At its discretion, the jury may elect not to confer an award. The award will be presented at the RAIC Festival of Architecture or other suitable ceremony. Heritage Canada The National Trust may send a representative to present the award jointly with RAIC. Subject to the owner’s discretion, RAIC and HCNT will provide a commemorative wall plaque or desktop plaque.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2015.

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