Château Laurier Addition

Photo Credits: Château Laurier: Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen. Proposed Addition: architectsAlliance (2019). Compositing Credit: Barry Padolsky Associates Inc Architects (2019)

HERITAGE OTTAWA

Ottawa City Council has voted to allow this inappropriate addition to the Château Laurier to proceed.

IT'S NOT OVER!

Heritage Ottawa and Friends of the Château Laurier remain committed to preventing a design which denigrates rather than enhances this venerable historic place.

Heritage Ottawa has retained legal counsel and with support of the Friends, launched a SAVE THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER fundraising campaign toward the legal costs of fighting this incompatible and inappropriate addition.

CLICK HERE for more information about how you can donate, or click the DONATE NOW photo-link at upper right for direct access to our GoFundMe page.  All contributions, large or small, are appreciated!  Scroll through the pages below for the latest Château Laurier related news and advocacy efforts. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Architects of Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Have Not Found a Viable Approach"

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written a letter to Mayor Jim Watson to express...

  • Coffman on Proposed Château Laurier Addition: Compatibility

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    Several objections were raised at last Monday’s meeting of the Built Heritage Sub-Committee to the proposed extension of the Château Laurier. The thread that...

  • Jeanes: Château Laurier addition – design excellence must be the standard

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Jeanes

    The following is offered in rebuttal to a column by Mohammed Adam (Ottawa Citizen, June 11) about the proposed addition to the Château Laurier:

    ...

  • Heritage Sub-committee wants council to send Château Laurier back to the drawing board

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee is recommending the architects of the Château Laurier addition go back to the drawing board.

    The panel of...

  • Heritage committee demands more changes to Château annex

    'We want to feel the addition loves the Château as much as we do'

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The architects behind a controversial addition to Ottawa's Château Laurier still don't have...

  • City hall heritage experts recommend approving the controversial Château Laurier addition

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City heritage planners support the Château Laurier’s proposed design for its glassy seven-storey addition, despite hearing strong opposition from the...

  • City staff give thumbs up to Chateau Laurier redesign

    CBC NEWS, By Ryan Tumilty

    City staff are recommending council approve a proposed addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier that heritage advocates have denounced.

    In a report released...

  • Château Laurier architect defends modernist addition

    CBC NEWS | OTTAWA, By Laura Osman

    The architect behind the maligned Château Laurier addition is defending his latest design, and hoping once it is built people will come to believe the...

  • Heritage Ottawa still really hates the Château Laurier redesign

    CBC NEWS

    The latest attempt at designing a major addition to Ottawa's historic Château Laurier is "the most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation," according to...

  • Heritage Ottawa ‘unimpressed’ with new Château Laurier design

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Christopher Whan

    “The most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation” is how Heritage Ottawa describes the redesign of upgrades to the Château Laurier in a...

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