Jun 10, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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Canada is winning praise at the Venice Biennale in Architecture.

Our country’s entry has been recognized as one of the top exhibits at the international event.

“Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” celebrates the territory’s 15th birthday.

The exhibit includes soapstone carvings of existing buildings in Nunavut and a series of 15 architecture models and animations of future possible homes and institutional buildings – related to health, arts, education and recreation.

The Nunavut pavilion was one of three national displays that got a special mention by the judges, who said they wanted to recognize “its in-depth study of how modernity adapts to a unique climatic condition and a local minority culture.”

The Venice Biennale opened to the public on Saturday and will remain open until November.

“Nunavut at 15” will tour Canada after that.

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