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" An Elegant Modernism to the Rescue of an Obsolete Postmodernism "
by , published
The jury of the initial competition for the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) in 1983, led by Gae Aulenti and Raymond Affleck, took part in postmodern debates that appeared both dated and obsolete a decade later, in 1992, at the museum’s opening. With the “postmo” revolution dwindling, in architecture at least, and with Place des Arts becoming a true Quartier des spectacles, the MACM building, which never proved its urban integration in spite of advanced principles, had long acted as a sad and cumbrous liner. Launched in 2017 by the MAC/MCC/SQI crew, the contemporary competition had to first and foremost find a new approach. If the comparison of the two procedures reveals a regression, such as a concerning closing of the competitions, the judgment of the four selected projects leaves the Saucier + Perrotte/GLCRM architects team laureate without appeal. [...] more
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National Music Center of Canada
Alberta, Calgary, 2009
Launched in 2009 - with an inauguration planned for 2016 - the competition for the National Music Centre in Calgary (NMC) marks the beginning of a new chapter for that organization, which was founded in 1987. In addition to training musicians of all styles and all levels, the National Music Centre intends to provide a space for artistic representations and to exhibit a collection of over 1,000 instruments. The chosen site for the implementation of the NMC is over two plots, which have to be connected by the building. Moreover, the smallest plot includes a heritage building that must be preserved, enhanced, and integrated into the new construction. Looking at the original program and the unusual site for the project, the competition organizers opted for an international call for submissions. Based on their portfolio, five firms were invited to reflect on this important project dedicated to music. [...] more
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Quebec, Québec, 2009
It is an immense sign of cultural maturity, by choosing to open the design of one of the most prestigious buildings in Quebec to international competitors, by allowing Quebec architects to measure themselves, at home, against the best teams in the world, based on a three phase process that was as balanced as it was rigorous, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts, in addition to the unanimous selection of a response to a difficult problematic, has finally assured that Quebec made it into the major league of international competitions. [...] more
Luminothérapie
Quebec, Montréal, 2014
The “Luminothérapie” series are some of the most important competitions with regards to ephemeral installations in Quebec, hence, we present the 2015 edition. The call for proposals was launched by the Quartier des spectacles partnership and encourages interactive and immersive projects every year. These are a result of collaborations between different disciplinary fields, such as design, entertainment and digital arts. In addition to being an opportunity for Canadians to explore and create, this initiative allows visitors to enjoy the public space even in the winter. As is implied in the title, luminothérapie the competitions seeks for a solution for the lack of sunlight and to counteract winter depression. [...] more
More commented competitions
by Carmela Cucuzzella et Camille Crossman, published 2014-01-23
by Nicholas Roquet, published 2013-04-05
by Bernard-Félix Chénier, published 2016-03-29
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Young Architects Competition: Military Museum
International
End of Registration: June 17th 2018 Submission: June 20th 2018
This is a YAC competition in collaboration with the Italian Government in order to transform the Military Fortress of Capo d'Orso into a museum of the military, marine and navigation history. It will be a place where the account of the events that occurred in this sea stretch can originate one of the most fascinating museums of the Mediterranean. It will attract the millions of tourists who crowd these coasts every year. It will be the new foundation to build a civilization of peace and solidarity.
XENOS Initiative: Solar Ecosystem
Canada
End Registration: March 31st 2018 Submission: May 23rd 2018
In collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, the Cosmodome, the Research Center in Astrophysics of Quebec, the Notman House and the Student Council of the Faculty of Planning of the University of Montreal, this new project finally united the world of design and science with a unique proposition in Canada. The competition, open to all Canadian university students in the fields of architecture, design, interior design and physics, will present an exclusive exhibition and award more than $ 1,000 in prizes. during the opening.
arch out loud: DWELL
International
End Registration: Avril 20th 2018 Submission: May 1st 2018
arch out loud challenges competition entrants to design a mixed dwelling development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai's coastline. Entrants will design for both the indigenous fishing community that has occupied the site for hundreds of years - as well as a new demographic drawn to the affluent neighborhood that now encompasses the site. Proposals should identify architectural and planning solutions that support integration between these socio-economically distinct communities.
Matera, City of Culture: A Museum for the Ancient City
Italy
End Registration: April 15th 2018 Submission: April 30th 2018
In the context of an ancient city, the contest aims to imagine the new Museum of Culture, a catalyst of tradition that can better represent the historical elements that make up the identity of the city. Exhibitions, local craft halls and an art workshop laboratory will connect visitors and the public to create new synergies. The Matera Museum will combine the traditions of the past with contemporary needs.
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