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Parliamentary precinct redesign to reflect Indigenous and sustainable values – Construction Canada

May 25, 2022

Zeidler Architecture Inc. and David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) have delivered the winning redesign scheme for Block 2 of Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct.

Inspired by Indigenous values of respect and good stewardship, Zeidler and DCA’s scheme embraces the challenges of sustainability and a circular economy, retaining most of the existing structures and combining them with new low-carbon, efficient buildings.

Block 2 is an urban block in downtown Ottawa, located immediately south of Parliament Hill and opposite Canada’s main Parliament building. The site encompasses 11 buildings of varying size and condition, with several layers of heritage designation.

Held by the Canadian Ministry of Public Services and Procurement, the architectural design competition called for proposals to redevelop the block to provide office space for the Senate and the House of Commons, and allow for the future consolidation of parliamentary accommodations, including space for the Library of Parliament.

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