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Dialog projects win two international awards

Architecture REMINET

Two projects by architecture firm Dialog have won 2019 International Architecture Awards.The Edmonton Funicular is the only Canadian project awarded.
'Two projects by architecture firm Dialog have won 2019 International Architecture Awards.The only Canadian project that was awarded this year is the Edmonton Funicular, which is recognized in the bridges and infrastructure category.Crosstown Concourse , designed by LRK in association with dialog is recognized in the restoration/renovation category.The deep, steep slopes of the North Saskatchewan River Valley are intrinsic to the funicular’s beauty and character, but they also make access difficult for people with mobility challenges.An unfortunate network of roadways cuts off the north riverbank and downtown Edmonton from the valley and its trail system.The Mechanized River Valley Access, often called the Edmonton Funicular, was imagined to address this connectivity challenge.Founded in 2005, the International Architecture Awards, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies is the oldest, annual public celebration of global architecture that sees practices around the world compete for the title of “Global Building of the Year.” The International Architecture Awards are the only non-commercial, global, and public awards program given jointly by two not-for-profit museums in the United States and Europe dedicated to public education concerning architecture and industrial design. “Following a rigorous process from a record number of international submissions, this year’s 2019 shortlist of 350 projects highlights the amazing work done by the talented architecture visionaries whose talent and innovation have created talking points that will span generations,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum This year’s award recipients are selected from 41 nations.The projects on the shortlist were judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.   . The post Dialog projects win two international awards appeared first on REMINET .'

Weapons fire on Assiniboine Avenue sends one man to jail

Architecture News4WInnipeg

Gun shots rang out just after midnight on Friday morning, July 19, 2019 near Assiniboine Avenue and Hargrave street.Police flooded the area and learned a male had been seen entering an apartment building after firing a weapon.The building was
'Gun shots rang out just after midnight on Friday morning, July 19, 2019 near Assiniboine Avenue and Hargrave street.Police flooded the area and learned a male had been seen entering an apartment building after firing a weapon.The building was cleared by officers with the tactical support team.Officers located and arrested the suspect outside the building around 1:30 am.Investigators obtained a search warrant and entered one of the suites in the building where they recovered a saw-off 20 gauge shotgun, along with various rounds of ammunition.The shotgun had been reported stolen in 2017 from Stonewall.Police say the man made several threats via text messaging to two people who live at another location in Winnipeg then went to the 300 block of Assiniboine Avenue where he fires shots at two garbage bins. 37-year-old Jason Christopher Nuytten from Winnipeg is facing a number of weapons related charges along with uttering threats and mischief for his alleged involvement.He was detained in custody. © 2019 News 4 . The post Weapons fire on Assiniboine Avenue sends one man to jail appeared first on News4WInnipeg .'

Building the legacy of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Architecture ibftoday.ca

Press Release July 19, 2019 The 12th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), which took place from 15 to 19 July in Geneva, Switzerland, celebrated the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
'Press Release July 19, 2019 The 12th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), which took place from 15 to 19 July in Geneva, Switzerland, celebrated the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.During the Opening Session, H.E Mr Coly Seck, President of the Human Rights Council, and Ms Mona Rishmawi, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), reaffirmed the full commitment of the Expert Mechanism to join global efforts for the implementation of the International Year by endorsing the proposal to proclaim a decade of indigenous languages.The proclamation of a decade is strongly supported by a wide range of stakeholders.There is consensus that the decade would contribute to raise global awareness about the importance of indigenous languages for sustainable development, peace-building and reconciliation, and mobilize further resources for the support and promotion of indigenous languages worldwide.Craig Ritchie, CEO of the Australian Institute and Torres Strait Islander Studies & Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the organization of the International Year, noted: “As a Steering Committee, we have agreed to support to follow an International Decade of Indigenous Languages (…). But more than that, we need to give substance and focus to this agenda going forward”. Aili Keskitalo, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the organization of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, also emphasized how preserving and promoting indigenous languages requires a long-term strategy and joint commitment at different levels: “keeping our languages alive is the work of generations (…). Our languages are like sinews that ties us to our heritage and our ancestors; they might tear, but can be mended, with care, with love, and with lots of hard work”. As expressed by Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector at UNESCO, the IYIL2019 represents a unique opportunity for UNESCO, as lead agency for the implementation of the year, through the cooperation of multiple stakeholders, to mainstream a vision that linguistic rights are the integral component of human rights and fundamental freedoms: “a person’s freedom to use his or her language is a prerequisite to freedom of thought, freedom of opinion and expression, access to education and information, cultural expression, and other values in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (…). We believe that it is key to unlock national strategic assets – indigenous languages – which have the potential to benefit humanity as a whole by providing original solutions to contemporary challenges”. Progress made towards the implementation of IYIL2019 was discussed in the side-event organized by UNESCO and the Steering Committee of IYIL2019, that took place on 16 July 2019.Participants ranged from government representatives, indigenous peoples, UN Agencies representatives, researchers, activists, and experts in the area of indigenous languages.The discussions centered around existing normative frameworks for language protection, support and promotion, including the 4th Consolidated Report on the measures taken by UNESCO Member States on the implementation of the 2003 Recommendation concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace Participants also reflected on latest developments in language policy-making in different countries, including Australia and Canada.Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Ms Valerie Galley Bellegarde, Member, Assembly of First Nations, and Mr Paul Joffe, a lawyer for the Grand Council of the Crees, presented the Indigenous Languages Act that recently received Royal Assent by the Canadian Government.It was also stressed that it is important to invest in capacity-building activities, create further synergies, and mobilize new partners to concretely set the future path towards the revitalization and support of indigenous languages worldwide.As emphasized by Ms Marina Fedina, Director of the Centre of Innovative Language Technologies, Republic of Komi (Russian Federation), particular efforts should be made to support the application of latest technological developments to issues of internet accessibility for indigenous groups, as well as develop new technologies in lesser-used, minority and indigenous languages.On the margins of the 12th EMRIP session, the members of the Steering Committee for the organization of the International Year engaged in discussions on the preparation of the Global Strategic Outcome Document, one of the key outcomes of the 2019 International Year, which would set the path for long-term plans in the area of indigenous languages.UNESCO is engaged in a series of regional consultations that aim to identify recommendations to be integrated in the document.Learn more about the IYIL2019 Action Plan:  https://en.iyil2019.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/N1804802.pdf (link is external) English:  https://en.iyil2019.org/ (link is external) Français:  https://fr.iyil2019.org/ (link is external) Español:  https://es.iyil2019.org/ (link is external) Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/IYIL2019/ (link is external)  | @IYIL2019 Twitter: https://twitter.com/IYIL2019 (link is external) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indigenouslanguages/ (link is external) Hashtags: #Indigenouslanguages; #WeAreIndigenous IBF5 . The post Building the legacy of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages appeared first on Indigenous Business & Finance Today .'

10/3 Podcast: The Chateau Laurier and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad addition

Architecture Edmonton Journal

Even in a city already filled with historic buildings, Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier hotel stands out as a favourite for many. But the national historic site has been embroiled in controversy over plans for a large addition at the back of the scenic
'Even in a city already filled with historic buildings, Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier hotel stands out as a favourite for many. Read More'