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This competition gives the opportunity to work in the creation of a school in an underdeveloped country. But not only that, in this case the school will be designed for disabled and socially excluded children, so the challenge is even bigger. The projects will have to use locally sourced materials, easy to build constructive systems, and should be self-sufficient in energy terms. They have to be respectful with nature in order to teach the kids the proper way to interact with their natural environment.
For the first time in Quebec in more than 50 years, the Lab-École is announcing the launch of an architectural competition that will allow the plans of 5 schools located in Gatineau, Shefford, Maskinongé, Saguenay and Rimouski to be designed. As part of its mandate, the Lab-École coordinates the competitions and assists the School Boards, who are in charge of their project, in the realization of their future school until it opens.
To participate in the architectural competition and download the documentation for each of the individually published projects, go to the electronic bidding system SÉAO as of August 12, 2019.
Participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home - an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. The only requirement is that the structure's total floor area does not exceed 25sqm, beyond that participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live. What do you believe will be the future of home?