Announcing the 2017 Urban Marker

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A project called Analogous Space by a team of intern architects from Ontario has been named winner of the 2017 Urban Marker competition, presented by the RAIC Emerging Practitioners and sponsored by Stantec.

The purpose of the competition was to create a unique physical marker to signal and celebrate events and locations of the 2017 RAIC / OAA Festival of Architecture. The festival takes place May 24-27 in Ottawa, aligning with Canada’s 150th anniversary and celebrating the architecture of our past and looking forward to the future.

The winning team is composed of interns Elaine Chau and Kristina Seo. Analogous Space speaks through the languages of colour, movement and play. The construct is a simple matrix of frames that forms a basic cube with analogous colour schemes along the three major axes. A series of reflective and opaque signage panels are inserted throughout the open framework creating an optically complex yet formally simple object. The play of similarity and difference speaks to the inclusivity and diversity of our nation celebrating Canada’s many faces.

source: RAIC | IRAC - Architecture Canada