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" When the construction site turns into a forbidden party "
by , , published
The City of Montreal launched the Vivre le chantier Sainte-Cath: Mise en valeur de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest competition in the spring of 2016 with the aim of mitigating the impacts of the redevelopment of one of its most emblematic arteries. A subject rarely tackled, the mitigation of construction sites gave rise to a multidisciplinary reflection on the transformation of the city, taking advantage of "a space of freedom, outside the perennial character of urban spaces that are under construction, to create new experiences" (Marmen, 2014). The projects in this competition invite us to reflect on the capacity of a construction site to reinforce the festival identity of a metropolis such as Montreal. The unfolding of the competition, however, did not go as planned. [...] more
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Reimagining the Experience of Public Transportation / Ré imaginer l'expérience du transport en commun dans une métropole post-pandémique
-, -, 2021
81 teams of students from 16 countries and 4 continents participated in this ideas competition which asked for new ways to encourage and renew the experience of public transport in the wake of a global sanitary crisis. How can we open up avenues for redefining an enhanced relationship to urbanity through the sharing of public spaces? The jury chose to reward 5 projects and gave 2 honorary mentions for exemplary ways of reimagining the experience of public transportation in a post-pandemic metropolis. [...] more
Benny Farm
Quebec, Montréal, 2002
Destined to accommodate veterans, Benny farm has recently avoided demolition in order to become, for one, a sustainable development project internationally recognised thanks to the Holcim Foundation award presented to l'OEUF [...] more
Dundas Square
Ontario, Toronto, 1998
The elected of the Queen City have not hesitated in recent years to use the competition process to transform large public spaces including the Nathan Phillips Square and the shores of Lake Ontario. Toronto seems today to be the top ranking city of urban design competitions... [...] more
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Designing a contemporary abbey: silence of words!
L'Abbaye cistercienne (ancienne abbaye d'Oka)
by Mandana Bafghinia, published 2017-09-18
Fresh firms, opacity of the judgment
Concours d'architecture de paysage pour l'aménagement du parc de Place de l'Acadie
by Konstantina Theodosopoulos, published 2013-02-22
Waiting For The Bus While Reflecting On Climate Change
Solar Powered Bus Shelter + Interactive & Educational
by Cheryl Gladu, published 2016-06-30
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PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art | PHI Contemporary | International Architecture Competition
International
Call for Candidature : between August 25th and October 14th, 2021
PHI is pleased to announce the launch of an international architectural competition for the design of PHI Contemporary - a 6,900 m2 / 74,000 ft2 cultural institution in Old Montreal, dedicated to exploring the contemporary through public engagement with art and culture. The competition is intended as an investment in creation, and aims to select, through the comparison of innovative concepts, the lead architect for the realization of PHI Contemporary on the basis of the quality of their design concept, design approach and multidisciplinary team. Located in Old Montreal, and built upon a site rife with history - comprising an assemblage of four historical buildings and an adjacent vacant lot - PHI Contemporary will consolidate the public cultural offer currently housed within PHI Foundation and PHI Centre. The project will house exhibition spaces, a network of new media galleries, mediation, research and studio spaces, and an expansive public domain. The project stands to become a critical catalyst in the area's development as well as the cultural landscape.
All Canadian Architect awards since 1968 on one map
Canada
April 26th, 2021
The Atlas of Research on Exemplarity in Architecture and the Built Environment, in collaboration with Canadian Architect magazine, presents all the projects, buildings and places awarded since 1968 on a single interactive map and in a visual gallery of over 500 items. A new classification system by typological categories allows for more precise queries in the database. A table of "unlocated items" collects cases that cannot appear on the map because they are private residences or unbuilt award-winning projects by students. This corpus was compiled in coordination with Elsa Lam, chief editor of Canadian Architect magazine, and the data was collected by the team of M.Arch. students led by Lucas Ouellet at the Université de Montréal: Charles Cauchon and Anna Zakharova. The realization of this map and the entry of data in the AREA system is funded by the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence directed by Jean-Pierre Chupin (https://crc.umontreal.ca/en/ ), as well as by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Waterfront ReConnect Design Competition
Canada
Registration for the information session : July 27th, 2021 Submission Deadline : August 13th, 2021
In collaboration with the City of Toronto, the Waterfront Business Improvement Area, and the Toronto Downtown West Business Improvement Area, The Bentway is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) submissions from professional artists and/or designers interested in participating in The Waterfront ReConnect Design Competition. Designed for a car-centric era, Toronto's Gardiner Expressway has long served as a street-level barrier between the City's core and a blossoming waterfront. As the city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking what if this obstacle could be reimagined as a vital point of connection? This presents an exciting opportunity to build upon the larger waterfront revitalization effort and Gardiner rehabilitation project. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to develop an inclusive process, involving multiple public and private stakeholders, and demonstrate the potential of the Under Gardiner to become an integral part of the larger public realm.
First illustrated map of all award-winning buildings and projects in 2020
2021-03-29
In March 2021, after releasing the first Historical Repertory of Canadian Awards in all areas of the built environment, comprising an interactive database listing 2921 award-winning entries since the early 1990s, the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence (CRC-ACME) and the AREA-BE Network unveil the first illustrated Reference Map listing more than 190 awarded entries of 2020. From the thumbnails on the map or in the visual gallery, it is possible to reach the sites of all professional offices and awarding organizations across Canada. These reference tools work on all platforms and formats. We have also installed the Joint Calendar of Canadian Awards on a new site and simplify its use.
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