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" Cape Diamond "
by , published
The history of "Nouvelle France" describes the event when Jacques Cartier mistook the shining quartz stone on a cliff as precious stones, hereafter naming the cliff "Cape Diamond.” Another theatrical story, "Le Diamant,” is a competition to design a space for creation that started in 2007. It was launched by Robert Lepage, the theater director and founder of the Ex Machina Company who envisioned a theatre of six hundred seats, intended for the creation and diffusion at a national and international level. [...] more
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Concours d'architecture pour la nouvelle bibliothèque de Saint-Laurent
Quebec, Montréal, 2009
The Saint-Laurent Library competition, launched in September of 2009 for the borough of Saint-Laurent in Montreal presented a great opportunity to invent a new cultural center, north of Montreal. It finally selected a project through a process displaying a disproportionate concern for environmental norms. [...] more
Lower Don Lands Design Competition
Ontario, Toronto, 2007
Competitions are often accused of generating controversies, yet what if the projects themselves, at the urban scale, unveil vulnerability and controversies. The Lower Don Lands competition, launched in February of 2007 by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (TWRC), in cooperation with the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the City of Toronto, was an international competition looking for ideas to bring the river back to the city, after many years of seeking to reframe the industrially focused site. This competition of a public space project, with the unique opportunity of harmonizing the riverbanks to the urban space, was exemplary not only for designers, but for the citizens too, as this was the realization of a longstanding community ambition. [...] more
Cabin Design Challenge
New Brunswick, Kings County, 2014
From the folklore of the small Canadian house to the concept of the ideal global cabin, 57 variations were designed for a rare competition in New Brunswick. Launched in early 2014 by Community Forests International (CFI), the contest Blur the lines - Cabin Design Challenge, was globally open to all architects, artists, nature enthusiasts and DIYers to discuss the subject of the ideal cabin. The site was the only constraint, situated on 235 hectares of forest site on the edge of Sussex, New Brunswick. This contest was the first step for CFI in establishing a rural innovation campus. In short, fifty-seven international entrants answered this contest in one round, submitting their ideal of a cabin of seventeen square meters in the woods. [...] more
More commented competitions
Edmonton Park Pavilions (2011): 1 single jury for 5 simultaneous competitions
Edmonton Park Pavilion : Borden Park
by Hugo Duguay , published 2016-01-26
Canadian Small House Competition, 1946: the first CMHC postwar initiative
Canadian Small House Competition
by Marie-Saskia Monsaingeon, published 2015-12-03
National Housing Design Competition (part 1-2): a Monster Competition by the CMHC and the Canadian Housing Design Council, 1979
Concours national de modèles d'habitation 1979 (Saint-Jean) / National Housing Design competition 1979 (Saint John)
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-09-17
Selected announcements
Deadline: May 21, 2017
As part of Canada's 150th anniversary, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Just Food invite university and college students from across Canada to submit a design concept for an outdoor pavilion in a new community garden in Ottawa, Ontario. The winning individual or team will have their design built, receive a $5,000 prize, and attend the fall celebration of the garden and pavilion in Ottawa.
More than waiting for the bus
February 2 2017: registration opens April 2 2017: Competition submission deadline
This competition seeks ideas and projects stimulate appreciation of urban spaces by highlighting the significance of nature, art, and design. The chosen slogan, "MORE THAN WAITING FOR THE BUS" invites designers to reflect on contemporary approaches that can help invigorate these spaces in interactive, poetic, critical and meaningful ways: from solely utilitarian to more multi-purposed spaces surrounding bus stops.
BIOMIMICRY: An architecture and design competition focused on nature-inspired innovation
Registration and submission deadline 11 March 2017
Defined by the Biomimicry Institute as; "an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies", Biomimicry can be seen as one of the most fascinating and important methodology a designer can adopt today. Nature is a balanced ecosystem. By studying its designs, one can extract clever ways of problem solving, which we - as humans - can then translate into our own contexts. Because this is a way of emulating natural processes, Biomimicry assures a more sustainable approach to man-made change; one that is much more in sync with the world we inhabit.
LafargeHolcim foundation: 5th edition of international competition in sustainable design
Submission date March 21, 2017
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today's challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.
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