Prix du XXe siècle
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Heritage Canada National Trust wish to promote public awareness about significant Canadian architecture of the 20th century.
The Prix du XXe siècle recognizes outstanding and lasting contributions to Canadian architecture, and landmark buildings in the historical context of Canadian Architecture. This prize celebrates design quality as well as enduring excellence, recognizing buildings that continue to be used as designed or that have successfully accommodated new uses without being altered in ways that detract from the original design intent. The award can recognize a building in Canada, designed by an architect from any country, or a building anywhere in the world that was designed by a Canadian architect.
Submissions will be judged on the following criteria.
Please note that binders, including hardcopies of project images, are no longer accepted. For each entry, a printed copy of the nomination form must be included in the submission package and each of the following documents must be saved in PDF or MSWord format on two CD-ROMs.
The National Committee of the College of Fellows in consultation with Heritage Canada National Trust shall appoint a Jury of three to five members each year which will be composed of distinguished scholars or educators, and other distinguished members of the profession.
The Jury shall forward its decision to the RAIC Board of Directors. The President of the RAIC shall bestow the award.
A maximum of two awards will be conferred. At its discretion, the jury may elect not to confer an award. The award shall be a wall plaque or desktop plaque, with the RAIC emblem and inscribed:
2014 PRIX DU XXième SIÈCLE
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
and Heritage Canada National Trust
(name of building)
for its enduring excellence and
to Canadian Architecture.
(insert name of architect(s)
The award is to be offered every year.
The presentation will be at the RAIC Festival of Architecture or other suitable ceremony. Heritage Canada National Trust may send a representative to present the award jointly with RAIC.
Subject to the owner’s discretion, RAIC and HCNT will provide a commemorative wall plaque or desktop plaque.
RAIC and HCNT will collaborate on a promotion and communications strategy around the call for nominations, announcing the award winner(s) and reporting on the presentation.