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Pictou Landing Health Centre wins 2010 International Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum 2010 International Award for Architecture goes to Pictou Landing First Nations Health Centre, Nova Scotia Canada. The building uses 100% FSC timber from local managed forests and incorporates passive solar design principles in it's shape and form. Archineers provided thermal modeling and systems engineering design to the client and architects, Richard Kroeker of Piskwepaq Design Inc.

Mansfield Street wins RIBA Award 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have awarded the 2010 Award for Architecture for the project in Central London, W1, aka The Forest of Light.

Farmers Market, Halifax - Construction in progress

The construction work on the Halifax Farmers Market is well underway and still on course for a summer 2010 opening, just in time for the glorious Nova Scotian peak tourist and fresh produce season.

The new envelope is taking shape, the east facing seawall is complete with new insulation, doorways and natural ventilation dampers. The lanterns that provide heat and light throughout the year are now clearly visible.

Ministry of Community and Rural Development’s Integrated Resource Recovery

British Columbia: The Ministry of Community and Rural Development has completed its evaluation process and has announced that Archineers working with Urban Systems are now Qualified Consultants for the range of services related to Integrated Resource Recovery as follows:

Earth Coupled Ventilation - LIVE Data

The Wilden Community in north Kelowna has attracted attention as Kelowna's green community, as it is linked to geo-exchange systems for the residential units there. However, one particular house has stretched the boundaries even further. 

The house incorporates an earth coupled ventilation system - to supply fresh air that is tempered through underground ducts. Whilst this technology is common in Europe, this is the first of it's kind in the Okanagan.

Mansfield Street, Marylebone, London

With interior surfaces of perforated aluminium, bleached oak panels and light linoleum flooring give this penthouse apartment an ethereal beauty.

Archineers provided M&E services and assisted the architects (Tonkin Liu) with the design of the shades, that cleverly disguise the lighting, heating and ventilation.

Further project details can be found here