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" A new look to discover at Rouyn-Noranda "
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It took ten years of patience and fundraising for the renovation of the Agora des Arts, a seven-hour drive north-west of Montreal, to finally take shape. Formerly a religious building, which has become a production area and a performing arts center, this cultural center, known for its various events, will soon change its decor. This competition demonstrated the importance of a territorial vision of cultural infrastructures. [...] more
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Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Quebec, Québec, 2009
It is an immense sign of cultural maturity, by choosing to open the design of one of the most prestigious buildings in Quebec to international competitors, by allowing Quebec architects to measure themselves, at home, against the best teams in the world, based on a three phase process that was as balanced as it was rigorous, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts, in addition to the unanimous selection of a response to a difficult problematic, has finally assured that Quebec made it into the major league of international competitions. [...] more
Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy
Quebec, Québec, 2017
Since the year 2000, more than fifteen architectural competitions aimed at rethinking libraries have been organized in Quebec. The recent Gabrielle-Roy library competition is a perfect example of this desire to change institutions dedicated to knowledge. Architecturally, it questions the contemporary trend towards dematerialization, which has been particularly explicit here due to the formal and massive architectural expression of the old library designed by Gauthier Guité Roy decades earlier. It also questions the paradoxical desire to create spaces that are well adapted to specific uses while being very flexible and versatile. [...] more
Agrandissement de la bibliothèque Saul-Bellow
Quebec, Montréal, 2011
The expansion of Saul-Bellow Library was subject to a design competition in 2011, the first of its kind to insist on an "integrated design process". Three years later, while Chevalier Morales' winning proposal is under construction, it is interesting to review the way the architects responded to the challenges presented by the use of this qualitative process that exploits vastly different means. [...] more
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What life after death? A competition to rebuild the church of Saint-Paul in Aylmer
Concours d'idées pour la reconstruction et la réutilisation de l'église Saint-Paul d'Aylmer
by Nicholas Roquet, published 2014-08-20
National Music Centre of Canada (Calgary, 2009): a top-level summit
National Music Center of Canada
by Camille Crossman, published 2014-10-22
Life in High REZ
Ryerson Post-Secondary International Student Housing Competition
by Anne Cormier, published 2013-07-05
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ACSA: Built2Last | Resilience Design Challenge
International
Registration: April 3rd 2019 Submission Deadline: May 22nd 2019
This concrete competition offers students the opportunity to design an environmentally responsible RECREATION CENTER that integrates a secondary purpose of post-disaster neighborhood support for community continuity through the inherent attributes of concrete applications.
eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition
International
Registration: January 29th 2019 Submission Deadline: February 12th 2019
What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures? The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature - a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
Rome Collective Living Challenge
International
Registration: April 19th 2019 Submission Deadline: June 6th 2019
For the Rome Collective Living Challenge, participants are tasked with designing a concept for affordable housing in Rome that fits the ideals of a co-living lifestyle. This competition is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to conceive an entirely new way of living, one that experiments with the concept of low-income housing as a collective. Rather than rolling out hundreds of new tiny apartments in Rome's city centre, collective living could offer something more than just an affordable place to live; a community to live in within the hustle and bustle of Italy's capital.
MOVEMENT - IMPROVING THE HUMAN ASPECT OF MOBILITY
International
End of Registration: October 31st 2018
This competition is seeking ideas about the future of how people will move throughout the city they live in and the community that they will convene. Using the new Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Calgary as a platform for new ideas, it seeks to reflect on the future of movement for all people in the city. The ideas proposed for the competition will become part of a platform for conversation and debate. All winning ideas will be exhibited to the public and part of a series of discussions as well as published online and in print. 
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