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Moriyama RAIC prize winner to be unveiled at Toronto gala

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by DCN News Services

OTTAWA — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced that the winner of the $100,000 Moriyama RAIC International Prize will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists from Denmark, Japan, Australia and Canada on Sept. 19 in Toronto.
One of four finalists for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize, the 8 House is a mixed-use residential building located in the neighbourhood of Orestad South, outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.
One of four finalists for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize, the 8 House is a mixed-use residential building located in the neighbourhood of Orestad South, outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. - Photo: RAIC

Site visits by the jury to the four projects shortlisted for the prize have been carried out, notes an RAIC media statement, and the jury has completed its deliberations.

Neither the public nor the winner will be notified of the results until the announcement at the awards ceremony.

The four finalists have been chosen based on how their projects embody the values of social justice, respect and inclusiveness. They are:

• 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG);

• Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan, Tezuka Architects;

• Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia, John Wardle Architects and NADAAA;

• The Village Architect, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects.

In addition to the main $100,000 prize, three scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to students of Canadian schools of architecture on the basis of a written essay. They are Osman Bari, University of Waterloo; Alykhan Neky, Ryerson University; and Tanya Southcott, McGill University.

Proceeds of the gala will support the Moriyama prize and the Moriyama scholarship.

The event will take place at the Carlu, 444 Yonge St. in Toronto.

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