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In 2014, after a long process, in 3 competitions organized in parallel by the Montreal Botanical Garden museum institution Space for Life, 3 projects were selected in coincidence with the celebrations of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. The implementation of two of them did not begin until 2018 with the temporary closure of the Biodôme, and then with that of the insectarium in 2019. The Biodome reopened to visitors in 2020 and the insectarium is scheduled to be completed in June 2021. The third was to reinvent the rose garden set in the Glass Pavilion of the Botanical Garden. The project has already been forgotten, including by the media. It is now to be regretted, as it was designed by Lacaton and Vassal, valiant winners of the Pritzker Prize in 2021. [...] more
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June Callwood Park
Ontario, Toronto, 2008
Toronto's June Callwood Park Design Competition, organized in 2008, was an exercise in the redevelopment of a public community space, relaying June Callwood's philosophy as well as dedicating the new park to her. The death in 2007 of this journalist, fervent activist, and militant of social justice left the Torontonian community grieving. The decision to honour her became the central theme of the design competition. June Callwood Park is part of a series of design competitions that target revaluing the area as well as evolving the Toronto cityscape. Can a park both embody and honour the ideas of such a personality? [...] more
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
National Music Center of Canada
Alberta, Calgary, 2009
Launched in 2009 - with an inauguration planned for 2016 - the competition for the National Music Centre in Calgary (NMC) marks the beginning of a new chapter for that organization, which was founded in 1987. In addition to training musicians of all styles and all levels, the National Music Centre intends to provide a space for artistic representations and to exhibit a collection of over 1,000 instruments. The chosen site for the implementation of the NMC is over two plots, which have to be connected by the building. Moreover, the smallest plot includes a heritage building that must be preserved, enhanced, and integrated into the new construction. Looking at the original program and the unusual site for the project, the competition organizers opted for an international call for submissions. Based on their portfolio, five firms were invited to reflect on this important project dedicated to music. [...] more
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Agrandissement de la bibliothèque Saul-Bellow
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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.
2021 Reimagining the Experience of Public Transportation in a Post-pandemic Metropolis
International
Registration : between February 1st and March 1st, 2021 Submission Deadline : April 12th, 2021
This design competition is part of a joint research initiative of the Concordia University Chair of Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE) and the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions, Mediations of Excellence (CRC ACME) at Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Conseil reìgional de l'environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montreal) and the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM). This design competition invites students to think of new ways to encourage and renew the experience of public transport. This opens up avenues redefining an enhanced relationship to urbanity and the sharing of public space while contributing to the ecological transition.
Senegal Elementary School "Sambou Toura Drame"
International
Subscription : between August 05 and November 25, 2020 Submission Deadline : November 25, 2020
Archstorming, in collaboration with the NGO Let's Build my School are launching a competition in Marsassoum, Senegal, to build a new elementary school. A temporary school made of tin and bamboo is already on the site, but often collapses during the rainy season. The proposal should not require construction skills, should use sustainable, local and recycled materials, and above all should be easily replicable so that the inhabitants can draw inspiration from it to build their houses.
What is Sustainable Architecture ?
International
Registration Deadline : November 11, 2020 Submission Deadline : December 14, 2020
Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVES BOOKS, is calling on all disciplines to submit an essay on eco-responsible design. Entrepreneurs, architects, designers and investors are all potential pioneers of sustainable architecture and are invited to propose their point of perspective on new technologies that allow the construction and maintenance of buildings in cities with a lower impact on the environment. The selected text will be part of the publication "What is Sustainable Architecture? " which will be printed in spring 2021.
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