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" A New Dive for Architectural Quality in Laval (Quebec) "
by , published
Launched in 2016, the competition for the Aquatic Complex of Laval marks a new turning point in the city’s relationship to its public architecture. Considering that Laval had not seen a single competition since 1961, this project testifies of a change in the city’s politics. With the goal of hosting the 2020 Jeux du Québec finale, Laval’s call for a sporting facility clearly demonstrates its will to make quality architecture and a healthy lifestyle accessible to both professional athletes and citizens. For the first time ever, the CCC is able to publish the video recordings of the public auditions. [...] more
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Concours d'architecture pour le réaménagement et l'agrandissement de la bibliothèque de Pierrefonds
Quebec, Pierrefonds, 2013
Since 2000, Phyllis Lambert has accepted twice to be juror of a competition for a library in Quebec, the first one in 2000 for the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, and the second time in 2013 for the expansion of the Pierrefonds Library, at the periphery of Montreal. The GBQ was the beginning of a rich legacy of library competitions in Quebec, as Quebec has organized close to 15 library competitions since. The Quebec population is now in an ideal position to solicit a public debate about quality and innovation in this domain. [...] more
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Quebec, Montréal, 1983
Since its launch in April of 2006, the CCC has been visited by more than 2500 people, in numerous different countries and more than 25000 pages have been consulted. These statistics are encouraging for our team and we eagerly anticipate the active participation of architects and students in assisting us with updates of this valuable publication. [...] 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
More commented competitions
Saul Bellow, an integrated design library
Agrandissement de la bibliothèque Saul-Bellow
by Louis Destombes, published 2014-05-20
National Housing Design Competition (part 3-4-5): a Monster Competition by the CMHC and the Canadian Housing Design Council, 1979
Concours national de modèles d'habitation 1979 (Vancouver) / National Housing Design competition 1979 (Vancouver)
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-09-17
Champ-de-Mars neighborhood: A crossroads to urban innovation
Aménagement des abords de la station de métro Champ-de-Mars (professionnel)
by Simon D. Bergeron, published 2011-12-09
Selected announcements
International Architecture Competition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation
31th May 2017 : Start of the competition 19th November 2017 : Entry deadline
The first action of the Foundation is to encourage a different view for tomorrow's world, while taking into account requirements linked to the worlds of Sea and Space. The Foundation aspires to promote the development of highly innovative and promising projects by providing awards of € 7 500 for the Grand Prix and € 2 500 for the Focus, creating synergies between initiatives and skills.
Reinventing our rivers: Call for ideas
30th June 2017 : Registration deadline 25th August 2017 : Competition submission deadline
The City of Québec is launching an international ideas competition.There are four rivers--the Cap Rouge, Saint-Charles, Beauport, and Montmorency--within City limits. Each has its own specific characteristics,but all are major tributaries of the St. Lawrence River. In this sense, each has played a key role in the city's ongoing development. Now the goal is to breathe new life into these rivers by giving them a major boost.
29th June 2017 Registration deadline 30th June 2017 : Competition submission deadline
The competition seeks the creation of an elementary school (age group 5-12) that completely negates the present day 'bench-table-chalkboard' idea of a classroom and a regularized building typology of a school. The competition seeks to radicalize the school system through architecture not only in terms of improving the quality of study environment but revamping the system and breaking all the physical and metaphorical class divisions into an entirely new school system.
18th June 2017: registration deadline 06th August 2017: Competition submission deadline
PISA CONFERENCE HALL will be integrated in a context in which instances of the past are very strong today. The proposed project will have to know how to setup one crucial point that represents a three union between Piazza del Duomo and the University campus. Architecture that will become an important contemporary piece to the historic city.
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