Free Public CIGI Campus Tour: October 2012
Please join us for a free public tour of the CIGI Campus offered on the first Friday of each month.
Please meet at the main Reception desk at the front entrance of the Campus at noon.
THE NEW CIGI CAMPUS
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
Enjoy this preview of one of Waterloo's newest buildings. Designed to house several research and academic institutions focused on global issues, including the Balsillie School of International Affairs, this Oxbridge-style complex features a landscaped interior courtyard with public art, a signature bell tower and a wood-clad, 250-seat auditorium for academic and public events.
Featured in the Waterloo Record, the CIGI Campus received international recognition for its architecture. The Royal Institution for British Architecture awarded the Campus with the International Award for Architecture. The Campus was the only building in Canada to be honoured and its architects — Toronto-based Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects — were the only North Americans awarded.
The CIGI Campus has also been shortlisted for a second international architecture award, this one from the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the only Canadian project in the higher education and research category, and one of only four Canadian designs in the 292 finalists shortlisted by the WAF. The WAF is the largest live award competition for architecture and major hub for celebrating excellence in the industry. The WAF will announce winners in 33 categories at its event in Singapore in October.