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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Ontario by Toronto-based Kuiwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects was recently announced as a recipient of a 2014 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. It was the only Canadian project recognized in this category.
Located on a 3.9-acre site formerly occupied by the Seagram distillery, the campus is a reinterpretation of a traditional academic quad building based on the Oxford model, and also houses the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
The client asked for a campus to last at least 100 years, a “vibrant sanctuary” to facilitate reflection, collaboration,...