KANVA’s Imago project lauded at World Architecture Festival

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World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest international architectural event, opened on November 29 in Amsterdam, and following a busy day of live presentations, in which hundreds of shortlisted projects were presented by architectural practices from around the world, the first award winners of the 2018 festival were announced. The first day’s Awards category winners include a shrine in the Philippines, a bereavement centre in Liverpool, England, and a power station in Finland. Practices claiming an award include Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, 3XN Architects, and BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, as well as a project by Montreal’s own KANVA Architecture Inc. (principals Rami Bebawi and Tudor Radulescu, both M.Arch. 2001). KANVA won the ‘Experimental – Future Projects’ award for their Imago project for Montreal, Canada. The judges commented that the series of inflatable, mobile biomorphic structures “offers the chance for behavioural change and embodies innovation at its core. It can also be as a paradigm elsewhere.”