Happy Flag Day, Canada!
This event is celebrated annually on February 15th, to commemorate the inauguration of the Maple Leaf flag (designed by George Stanley) on this date in 1965.
Pictured here is the Government of Canada Visitor Welcome Centre – Phase 1 (VWC) on Parliament Hill designed by IBI Group in association with Moriyama & Teshima Architects. This project was an exciting opportunity for our firms to collaborate on a distinctive, sophisticated and engaging welcome centre that, through thoughtful and inclusive design, would express the best of what Canada is and represents to the world.
The new VWC was the first major addition on Parliament Hill in almost a century; expressed as both a building and a landscape
intervention, the VWC was designed as a literal and metaphoric bridge. It is a two-level underground complex intended to improve security and enhance circulation between buildings on the historic site.