In March 2021 IDEA Inc., along with their partner, WilkinsonEyre (London, United Kingdom), provided an RFQ submission to the Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 International Design Competition. The project aimed to redesign Block 2, the city block directly across from the Peace Tower. This RFQ led to the team being selected among 11 other teams from a large roster of applicants. In Mid 2021, IDEA’s submission was one of six applications shortlisted in the global competition. On May 16 of this year, the winner, along with the top 3 submissions, were announced. “Despite the final results, our team of architects and engineers are of the opinion that we produced an exciting but sensitive scheme, and we had high hopes it would be well received by the jurors,” stated Dino Di Sano, Principal & Director of Architecture. “We are, of course, disappointed in the outcome, but we are also very appreciative of the ambition of our group. The collective talent of the IDEA team carried us to the final round of this international competition which attracted teams from Canada and around the world. We congratulate the winning team and look forward to watching Block 2 take shape in the coming months.” For more information on the Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 International Design Competition winner, please visit the Government of Canada website.