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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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More Than Waiting For The Bus / En plus d'attendre le bus - Site 1
Quebec, Montréal, 2017
The competition asked to reflect on the reinvigoration of public spaces around 4 bus stops situated on Sherbrooke Street East in Montreal. Open to students and graduates of less than 5 years in the fields of architecture, design, landscape and urban design, this ideas competition sought both designs that are environmentally engaging; and a series of principles that could be adopted for future implementation in collaboration with the City of Montreal, the STM and private landowners. 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. [...] more
Edmonton Park Pavilion : Borden Park
Alberta, Edmonton, 2011
The Edmonton Park Pavilions, a series of 5 competitions organized in 2011, led to the production of 135 architecture projects from 62 studios. It was not an idea competition, since the organizers were expecting to build 5 pavilions. Did the city of Edmonton truly grasp the symbolic theme of the pavilion, or did they read these competitions as a vast request for proposal? A cross-analysis of the 5 stages of this competition reveals some of the outcomes, and initial intentions, in the optic of Edmonton Design Committee’s mandate to “raise the bar” for design in Edmonton. [...] more
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
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Architects, the CCC belongs to you!
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2006-06-01
Waiting For The Bus While Reflecting On Climate Change
Solar Powered Bus Shelter + Interactive & Educational
by Cheryl Gladu, published 2016-06-30
Ideas, vinyl and Pan American Games in Toronto
Pan Am Games Award - Pavilion Competition
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2013-01-25
Selected announcements
Submission deadline: September 12, 2017
The Forks North Portage Partnership (FNPP) invites designers to submit visionary proposals to transform Israel Asper Way from a four-lane roadway into a unique public space, commensurate with the new Railside development plan. Railside is planned to become a vibrant mixed-use residential development located at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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.
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