Ottawa gets a facelift with new architecture
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:33
The capital city of Canada is continuously changing its facade to suit the times, and contemporary architecture today is quickly making its way to new building projects throughout Ottawa. From homes and small apartment buildings to 20-story offices, architects and interior designers are collaborating with artists and environmental contractors to give the city a fresh look.
Most recently, concrete contractors Surface Development teamed up with local artist Christopher Griffin to produce a unique facade on a series of semi-detached homes along the Rideau River. In an interview with Modern Ottawa, Griffin said his unique work was inspired by the nearby river and the surrounding environment, which anyone who has travelled to Ontario can say is both tranquil and picturesque.
Using semi-hard concrete as his canvas, Griffin had only a short time to work his magic and create a mural, which will be the focal point of the new homes. His paintings will also be prominently featured within the building as well, welcoming residents to the lobby with more images of the serene nature surrounding Ottawa.