Anne Wolff + Eve Gagnon-Levert (Canada)
Junxing Lu + Zhixin Guo + Qinwei + Suqin Jia (Chine)
Drew Miller + Karine Lachance (Canada)
Hyunje Joo (Allemagne)
Charles Lopez + Ghiles Djelouah (Canada)
Olivier Guertin + Xavier Crépeau-Bellefeuille (Canada)
Mira Baba + Mohammad Hossein Manshaei + Anja Novkovic + Jeremy Tessier (Canada)
Malgorzata Katarzyna Wyszynska + Aleksandra Elzbieta Konstanciak (Pays-Bas + Pologne)
Mingrui Wang + Weicheng Jiang + Xueqi Shi + Xiaohui Wang + Feng Nie + Rongchuang Wang + Haoran Tian (Chine)
Wang Guangzu + FuShengLong (Chine)
Kristina Golub + Olena Tyshkevych + Yunasheva Maryna + Chengzhuo Yang + Mingshuai Lin (Ukraine)
Joffrey About + Noël Picaper (Belgique)
Zhang Qinqing + Zhou Yuanyuan + Zhou Yujia (Chine)
Azzam Atae + El Hajji Ilyas (Canada)
Akshaya Bhaskar (Étas-Unis)
Vid Bogovic + Vlasta Damjanovic + Andraz Hudoklin + Lara Gligic + Laura Klenovsek + Sasa Kolman (Slovénie)
Yan Zhang + Jing Xiao + Linlin Fan + Lan Lan + Yue Wang (Chine)
Weizi Xu + Yizheng Zhan (Chine)
Mahek Khan + Althaf Hussain Khan + Eesha Keskar (Inde)
Anne Wolff + Eve Gagnon-Levert (Canada)
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE COMPETITION
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Surface area (m
2) 470 m
Price by stage
1st prize $1500
Université Concordia (chaire de recherche ideas-be), Université de Montréal (Chaire de recherche sur les concours) et le Conseil Régional de l'environnement (CRE)
Peter Fianu, Architecte, conseiller à la Ville de Montréal
This competition was part of a joint initiative by the Concordia University Chair of Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (ideas-be) and the Chaire de recherche sur les concours et les pratiques contemporaines en architecture de l'Université de Montréal to stimulate debate on the importance of public space for heightening awareness to climate change issues and to mobilize the creativity of young designers of the built environment.
This 2017 edition was done in collaboration with Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal(CRE-Montreal), an organization that focuses on the environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable development for the island of Montreal. The competition asked to reflect on the reinvigoration of public spaces around four bus stops situated on Sherbrooke Street East in Montreal. This competition was 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:
(a) Designs that are environmentally engaging; and
(b) 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.
Mr. Peter Fianu was unanimously named president of the jury, while Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, co-organizer of the competition, was named the competition consultant for the jury, without being part of the jury deliberation. Ms. Christelle Kouotze was not able to be part of the jury deliberations, which took place on April 10th, 2017 at Concordia University.
The jury was asked to select four winners, one for each of the four bus stop sites. It was at the discretion of the jury to select honourable mentions, knowing that the four winning teams would each receive 1500$ each.
Before presenting the results and taking into account the considerable number of entries and projects submitted, a few reminders are necessary.
Indeed, out of the 200 registered teams coming from thirty countries, over 96 projects were submitted by 72 teams from more than 20 countries: a third coming from Canada, a quarter from China and the remaining projects coming from the Americas, Europe and the Middle-East.
Given this large number of projects, the jury decided to carefully check the understanding and respect of the initial instructions in order to retain only those projects which addressed the great difficulty of the question presented by the competition. The organizers would like to point out that this competition was not intended to redesign the bus shelter, let alone to remove it from its context, rather, competitors were invited to rethink the sites surrounding the bus stops. The aim was to make waiting for the bus more pleasant in various ways, by encouraging citizens to use the bus rather than their car all year round, even during the hot summer days and the long periods of extreme cold winters.
In addition, and contrary to common approaches that consider bus stops to be objects placed indifferently on urban spaces, the organizers seek, with this series of competitions, to constitute a Guide to Best Practices which can be a summary of the principles submitted by each competing team. Some of the submitted projects were favored by several jury members, but their lack of "environmental design" principles that could be generalized to other sites became a disadvantage.
The jury proceeded in sequence by examining projects submitted to each site, in turn, knowing that several teams had chosen to present projects for several of the sites, which was allowed. The competition was judged in a strictly anonymous manner. Only Cheryl Gladu, a PhD candidate at Concordia University had access to the list of team details.
Team 109 - Anne Wolff + Eve Gagnon-Levert, Canada
This is an excellent presentation. The jury appreciated the ground work and the different degrees of porosity and animation of the site. The idea of a "body machine" operating at the scale of the site is very interesting and the drawings - very elaborate and very well realized - show that it could work. The environmental principles are very well formulated. The networking of such a system would find its meaning both locally and globally.
Honorable Mentions :
Team 131 - Hyunje Joo, Germany
An exceptional project, elegant and truly urban that could have been the first place winner. The proposal truly grasps the context. Including the automobiles from the nearby parking, the project constitutes a public space where the stands provide a social space for waiting. Removal of the bus shelter was not necessary, however.
Team 139 - Junxing Lu + Zhixin Guo + Qinwei + Suqin Jia, China
The degree of elaboration of the drawings is particularly detailed. The overall quality of the presentation is excellent and the proposal offers an intimate scale which was highly appreciated by the jury.
Team 164 - Drew Miller + Karine Lachance, Canada
The jury was particularly sensitive to the approach that led to this project, rather than to its aesthetic qualities. A series of rotations, additions and transformations manage to literally "absorb" the bus shelter. The resulting project is as tough as it is resistant. The public space is really busy and the users are invited to reappropriate the public space.
Peter Fianu, Architecte, conseiller à la Ville de Montréal Jury Jean-Pierre Chupin, CRC UdeM et Professeur École d'Architecture André-Anne D'Amours , CRE Howard Davies, Architecte Big City, Professeur McGill University Zachary Patterson, Professeur associé, Université de Concordia
Ron Rayside, Architecte
February 2, 2017: Registration Opens
February 16, 2017:
Competition Launch: full brief released online
March 2, 2017: Presentation + Only Forum of Questions Event - at the Maison du développement durable (MDD)
March 17, 2017: FAQ's to be published
March 24, 2017: Registration Closes
April 7, 2017: Competition Submission Deadline at 5:00PM EST
April 10, 2017: Competition Jury Meeting
April 19, 2017: Event for the Announcement of the Winners - online and at MDD)