Building Magazine


‘I dream of buildings’ — Ontario prof launches Canada’s biggest architecture festival

Architecture professor Rick Haldenby has a dream this week, and every week throughout the summer of 2014. He wants to show Canadians how to build the future.

Haldenby is lead curator at Building Waterloo Region, an unprecedented 10-week Canadian architecture festival kicking off in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge July 4 & 5, 2014.

“We need a conversation about what Canadian cities will look like 50 years from now,” said Haldenby, former head of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. “It’s not enough to just wait for it to happen. Building Waterloo Region explores some extraordinary urban design decisions and celebrates the past to help people engage with the future.”

The festival is the biggest of its kind ever staged in Canada and includes eight connected exhibits at galleries and institutions throughout Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

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