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National Gallery of Canada
Designed by Moshe Safdie & Associates, the almost 50000 square meter large building was constructed between 1985 and 1988. The four meter wide ramp leads to the Great Hall with its three-storey high glass cupola. The ramp was a conscious design decision in order to give the visitor the impression of making the ascent to a ceremony.
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Designed by priest-architect Georges Bouillon and built in 1887-1888, the Rideau Street Convent Chapel was a part of the Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Ottawa. As the convent was demolished in 1972, the chapel’s interior was preserved in 1123 pieces. After four years of restoration and reconstruction, it is, since 1988, on display inside the National Gallery of Canada.
Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature was designed by David Ewart in the early 20th century as Canada’s first purpose-built museum. The glass lantern tower was built during the last renovations in 2010.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Ottawa Art Gallery
The “Gallery at Arts Court" opened in 1988 in the Carleton County Courthouse designed by architect Robert Surtees and built in 1870. In 1993, it incorporated and changed its name to the Ottawa Art Gallery. The building was extended in 2018 to a design by KPMB.
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau
Founded in 1856 as the display hall for the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History is one of North America’s oldest cultural institutions. Its current building was designed by Aboriginal architect Douglas Cardinal and inaugurated in 1989. The abstract painting Morning Star by Alex and Dean Janvier has a surface of 418 square meters !
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
National Arts Center
Designed by Fred Lebensold as a cluster of hexagons, the brutalist NAC was inaugurated in 1969. It was recently renovated by Diamond Schmitt architects.
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
National Arts Center
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
The construction of the largest and oldest church in Ottawa started in 1841 according to a neo-classical plan by Antoine Robillard and Father John Francis Cannon. In 1844, after the lower section was finished, Father Pierre-Adrien Telmon, sent from France to finish the construction, decided to redesign the Church into a neo-gothic structure, finished in 1865. The interior decorations were designed by Georges Buillon and put in place between 1876 and 1885.
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Senate of Canada
Designed by Montreal-based architecture firm Ross & MacFarlane, Ottawa‘s main railway station was built between 1909 and 1912. It was replaced by a new station outside of the downtown core in 1966. At first the building served as the Government Conference Center and then as the interim home to the Senate of Canada while the Centre Block of Parliament undergoes major rehabilitation work.
Senate of Canada
Senate of Canada
Senate of Canada
Senate of Canada
Senate of Canada
Senate of Canada
Interim House of Commons
The West Block on Parliament Hill was built between 1859 and 1865. The original facades of the Gothic Revival building were kept intact when the interim House of Commons Chamber was installed in its central courtyard while the Center Block is closed for renovations. Its glass roof is supported by 20 steel columns in the shape of giant trees.
Interim House of Commons
Interim House of Commons
Interim House of Commons
Interim House of Commons
Interim House of Commons
Interim House of Commons
John G. Diefenbaker building
Built in the 1950s according to a design by John Bland, the building served initially as the Ottawa City Hall. It was extended to a design by Moshe Safie in 1992 and 1993. On the inside, the artwork “I want the Moon” (Micheline Beauchemin, 1994) consisting of 12 overlapping nylon sails dyed in shades of yellow, orange, red and blue.
John G. Diefenbaker building
John G. Diefenbaker building
“I want the Moon”, Micheline Beauchemin, 1994
“I want the Moon”, Micheline Beauchemin, 1994
John G. Diefenbaker building
John G. Diefenbaker building
John G. Diefenbaker building
John G. Diefenbaker building
MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
The ribbon mahogany staircase was added during the renovation and expansion of the 1960s-era building carried out in 2012-2013.
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects
MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
Ottawa Train Station
Designed by John B. Parkin & Associates, Ottawa Station was built in 1966 and won a Massey Medal for architecture in 1967. In 2000, The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada included it in the top 500 buildings produced in Canada during the last millennium.
The elevator was added to the spiral ramp during renovations in 2016.
Ottawa Train Station
Ottawa Train Station
Ottawa Train Station
Ottawa Train Station
O-Train Confederation Line
The Confederation Line opened on September 14, 2019. Each station integrates some artworks
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre, Gatineau
Opened in June 1997, the building was constructed to preserve Canada’s documentary heritage. It is designed with concrete vaults inside a larger glass and steel structure with a buffer zone between them.
Design: Ron Keenberg
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre
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