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HCF launches new Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage

Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) has announced the launch of the Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage to recognize excellence in the regeneration of heritage buildings and sites in Canada.

“The purpose of these new awards is to bring national attention to exemplary commercial and institutional projects, and to recognize the people who have helped make them happen,” said HCF executive director Natalie Bull.

HCF is seeking entries for the juried awards from individuals or organizations, including architects, developers, builders and owners—who may self-nominate—no later than July 5, 2013 in one or both of the following categories:

  1. Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation: projects that demonstrate sensitivity and creativity in preserving the heritage values of a site while making possible a continuing or compatible contemporary use.
  2. Infill: projects that integrate new construction in a historic context in a way that reinforces the character of the streetscape, enhances heritage values and contributes to the revitalization of the complex or district.

Eligible projects must have been completed between 2000 and 2013. For more information on eligibility and decision criteria, see the Terms of Reference.

Recipients will be fêted at a gala ceremony as part of HCF’s annual conference in Ottawa this November.

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