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Harrison McCain Pavilion and Dream LeBreton named finalists in the 2023 AZ Awards

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May 3, 2023

The Harrison McCain Pavilion and Dream LeBreton have been selected as finalists in the 2023 AZ Awards in the Commercial and Institutional Interiors (under 1000 square metres) and Concepts – Ideas & Prototypes, Unbuilt Projects categories, respectively. 

Launched by AZURE in 2011, the AZ Awards recognizes excellence in design and architecture across the world, celebrating innovative projects, products, and ideas in eight major categories. This year’s jury, comprised of architects and designers who are leaders in their fields, selected 83 projects as finalists out of over 1,000 submissions — the most numerous selection of finalists in the AZ Award’s 13-year run! 

To address the affordable housing shortage in the region, Dream LeBreton will designate 41% of the units as affordable, offered at below market rents. Groups that typically face barriers to adequate housing will be prioritized. It is set to be one of Canada’s largest residential, operational zero-carbon projects.  

The first major housing development in Ottawa built for a post-pandemic world, designed in joint venture with Perkins&Will, with support from Two Row Architect and Purpose Building, it’s a project for a world in which the deep connections between sustainability and social equity have never been more apparent. 

Read more about Dream LeBreton. 

Since its opening last fall, the Harrison McCain Pavilion at New Brunswick’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery has been recognized as “a venue for community engagement” and “a meaningful expansion” that communicates the gallery’s position within the province’s arts scene. 

The Pavilion, the most public phase in the gallery’s three-phase expansion, is an elegant 9000-square-foot pavilion that welcomes visitors to experience a New Brunswick cultural institution in a new way. 

Inside, the Pavilion serves as an entry into the main gallery building and a multi-function lobby, manifesting the gallery’s mission to bring art and community together. Already, sculptures by Maritime artist Cal Lane, stone works by Acadian artist Marie Hélène Allain, and a black limestone piece by Indigenous artist Ned Bear have been chosen by John Leroux, manager of collections and exhibitions at the gallery, to adorn the “living room.” 

Read more about the Harrison McCain Pavilion. 

Winners of the 2023 AZ Awards will be announced during the AZ Awards Gala on June 23. 

People’s Choice voting is now open, cast your vote here.