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" Bubbles and Drawings for a New Library "
by , published
Having become a third place, peaceful refuge and opening on the world, the library is emblematic of these "architectures of knowledge" in Quebec commented in the beautiful book published by Jacques Plante in 2013 (1). The library, as summarized by Lise Bissonnette in the preface to the book, would be an idea, before being a piece of furniture or a building. As old as writing or reading, this idea is, according to the author, to group and put in order multiple knowledge transcribed so that they become accessible, to the specialist as to the curious, in hospitality and light : “Today's library is strong - adds the former founding director of the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec - if it contradicts the turmoil and agitation of the world (…) The architect agrees by offering it light, coming from the outside during the day, radiating from the inside at night, under heights that let the calm of reflection float ”(2). [...] more
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Agrandissement de la Bibliothèque Montarville-Boucher de la Bruère
Quebec, Boucherville, 2007
During the last two decades, the renewal of cultural amenities has been one of the principal strategies political decision-makers have used in order to bring out and amend the territories and landscapes of the Quebec regions. This movement has benefited from the collective creativity and reflection encouraged by the recurrent launching of public architecture competitions… [...] more
Îlot des Palais
Quebec, Québec, 2006
The wrap up of the Ilôt des Palais competition in Québec has resulted in a verbal upheaval rather than a return to the drawing board for the architects involved. After the unexpected resurgence of the chosen project amongst the recipients of the 2007 Canadian Architect awards of excellence, and despite of the recent decision of the Quebec mayor to suspend the project, the subject of the Ilôt des Palais competition remains a hot topic. [...] more
Complexe de soccer au CESM
Quebec, Montréal, 2011
We will have to wait until 2019 before the recurring problem of the Montreal Olympic Stadium could potentially be fixed. Could a new retractable flexible canvas be the solution, or a fixed, traditional roof? What if the stadium remained roofless? And what if the whole building needed to be demolished in order to solve this problem that some now consider a dead end? While engineers debate these questions-come-political-issues, architects explore the constructive problem of massive spans in sport stadiums by means of architectural design competitions. [...] more
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The delicate expression of a composite culture
Chinese Cultural Center
by Simon Bélisle, published 2016-06-23
Designing a contemporary abbey: silence of words!
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by Mandana Bafghinia, published 2017-09-18
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Emergency Operations Centre
Registration deadline: March 31, 2020 Submissions deadline: April 27, 2020
This competition, organized by Kaira Looro (Architecture for peace), aims to design an emergency operations centre that would help international organizations to efficiently carry out future humanitarian operations. The project is being developed in response to the increasing number of natural disasters that could add to persistent humanitarian crisis, putting millions of people at risk. The role of the participants is to anticipate the consequences of these disasters and to develop a model for a resilient architecture.
architecture at zero 2020 competition
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2020 Submission Deadline: May 11, 2020
The objective of this competition is to rethink the library of the future by reaching the net zero energy footprint. Located in Hollister, California, the library aims to provide an accessible space and an attractive meeting point for community members. The competition is open to students, practicing architects, urban planners, engineers and others from all over the world.
19th Annual CISC Architectural Student Design Competition
Deadline for receipt of entries: May 15, 2020
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is inviting architecture students to design an observation tower made entirely of structural steel, in profile or slabs. Although more theoretical projects are also valued, participants will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the material and its possibilities as well as to present the elaboration of achievable details. CISC also offers participating students the opportunity to design in collaboration with local steel manufacturers. The winning team will receive a prize of $3,000.
RE-Stock London Housing Competition
Registration Deadline: May 12, 2020 Submission Deadline: June 17, 2020
The RE-Stock London Housing architecture competition is the Bartlett School of Architecture initiative in partnership with Bee Breeders Architecture Competition Organisers and ARCHHIVE BOOKS where participants are asked to look at existing iconic council housing and RE-visit, RE-imagine, RE-invigorate and RE-think them. Looking at different iconic housing schemes, participants are free to either extend these existing buildings and transform them, or by echoing their spirit with newly design buildings on a site of their choice within London.
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