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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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Transformation du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Quebec, Montréal, 2017
The jury of the initial competition for the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) in 1983, led by Gae Aulenti and Raymond Affleck, took part in postmodern debates that appeared both dated and obsolete a decade later, in 1992, at the museum’s opening. With the “postmo” revolution dwindling, in architecture at least, and with Place des Arts becoming a true Quartier des spectacles, the MACM building, which never proved its urban integration in spite of advanced principles, had long acted as a sad and cumbrous liner. Launched in 2017 by the MAC/MCC/SQI crew, the contemporary competition had to first and foremost find a new approach. If the comparison of the two procedures reveals a regression, such as a concerning closing of the competitions, the judgment of the four selected projects leaves the Saucier + Perrotte/GLCRM architects team laureate without appeal. [...] more
Nouvelle Bibliothèque de Saint-Hubert
Quebec, Longueuil, 2008
The kickoff of the Saint-Hubert library, long expected by the Hubertins and their city officials, was finally realized in September 2007 following the announcement of 4.4 million dollars of financial aid by the Ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women. With close to 4000 m2... [...] more
Centre de diffusion culturel / Édifice Guy-Gagnon
Quebec, Montréal, 2011
The competition process is sometimes blamed for delays in the construction of a project. However, the "Centre de diffusion culturel Guy-Gagnon" competition, organized in the Montreal borough of Verdun in 2011, went rather smoothly, with 4 of the better known architectural teams participating, a perfectly functioning jury, and respect of established criteria. Thus, the delays in construction, cannot be attributed to the competition process, but rather to a disregard for financial engagements at the municipal level, an accumulation of political circuses. [...] more
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Waiting For The Bus While Reflecting On Climate Change
Solar Powered Bus Shelter + Interactive & Educational
by Cheryl Gladu, published 2016-06-30
From Winning Project to Public Controversy
Lower Don Lands Design Competition
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2013-04-19
''7 doigts de la main'', four teams, one venue for circus and theatre
Centre de diffusion culturel / Édifice Guy-Gagnon
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2014-03-19
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MICROHOME2019 - SMALL LIVING, HUGE IMPACT!
International
End of Registration: October 25, 2019 Submission: November 22, 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 2019
International
End of Registration: October 6, 2019 Submission: October 7, 2019
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?
Creative metamorphoses for the Montmorency sector
Canada
Submission Deadline: May 31st 2019
The City of Laval wishes to mandate a multidisciplinary team of designers to develop the narrative and visual concept of the downtown Montmorency sector based on the cultural vision defined for this portion of the downtown core. The selected team will have to define the main intervention principles and the short, medium and long-term deployment strategy for the entire sector.
The Modern Police Station: A Contemporary Design Challenge
International
Submission Deadline: June 16th 2019
Architecture students are invited to speculate on issues regarding the positive relationship between the police and the community they serve. in an international design competition sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice. Submissions are welcomed from either studio groups or individuals. The design will be evaluated by a jury of police, and architects with experience in the field. Participants are highly encouraged to explore a wide spectrum of architectural responses from functional and practical at one end to philosophical and social at the other - including ways in which this building could be integrated into the community and be a catalyst for building a positive relationship between the police and the community they serve.
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