Contemporary art: three Canadian architects with colossal works

Contemporary art three Canadian architects with colossal works

a architect generally ensures the design and coordinates the construction houses, apartment buildings, public works (buildings of various institutions, schools, hospitals, bridges, port or railway facilities, etc.) or private (hotels, casinos, skyscrapers, etc.). Some specialize in shipbuilding (military or civil), rail or aeronautics. In these specific cases, we are talking more about engineers, than are of course architects.

For thousands of years, sometimes in an empirical but more often scientific way, architects have built civil or religious buildings, castles or fortresses, towns, ports, bridges or aqueducts. Many of them have left their mark through the ages. It is still visible today: Stonehenge, the Egyptian or Mayan pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome, the cathedrals, the Asian temples, the Tuileries palace in Paris, the Basil-le-Blessed cathedral in Moscow, the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, the mausoleum of the Taj Mahal in India and all the historical sites around the world.

After Imhotep, Bartholdi, Le Corbusier and many others who have designed impressive structures such as the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the Millau viaduct in Aveyron, the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Sydney Opera House, New York’s One World Trade Center tower or even hotels submarines, architects compete in ingenuity to design their projects. This series invites you to discover a few companies led by Canadians Moshe Safdie, Eberhard Zeidler and Frank Gehry.