May 20 – September 4
Inspiration Village: an ephemeral hub that will be located in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market.
A core site for Ottawa 2017 programming, this edgy-looking entertainment locale on York Street will be the site of a succession of special exhibits and performing arts events, each one showcasing Canada’s provinces and territories.
In an unusual twist, Inspiration Village will be built out of sea containers transformed into an aesthetic artistic installation – a sustainable, cost-effective and flexible building material that is gaining interest around the world.
Ottawa 2017 is also pleased to welcome the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) as a partner in the creation of Inspiration Village. The RAIC will assist in securing a unique and modern design for Inspiration Village, where sea shipping containers will be transformed into exciting public programming spaces.
Image courtesy of Bell. Similar to Bell’s pavilion concept seen in this photo, Inspiration Village will be a beautiful display of transformed sea containers on York Street in downtown Ottawa, paying tribute to Canadian provinces and territories.