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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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Concours pour la représentation Canadienne à la Biennale de Venise - 1995 / Canadian participation to the Venise Biennale Competition
-, Venise, 1995
To commemorate the 20 years of Canadian Centre for Architecture, LEAP will join the celebration by collecting documents, mostly unpublished, of the fine competition organized in 1994 and 1995, through the initiative of Phyllis Lambert. The CCA was then seeking young architects, artists, philosophers or scientists by inviting them to collectively explore new disciplinary expanses... [...] more
Quebec, Montréal, 2014
The “Luminothérapie” series are some of the most important competitions with regards to ephemeral installations in Quebec, hence, we present the 2015 edition. The call for proposals was launched by the Quartier des spectacles partnership and encourages interactive and immersive projects every year. These are a result of collaborations between different disciplinary fields, such as design, entertainment and digital arts. In addition to being an opportunity for Canadians to explore and create, this initiative allows visitors to enjoy the public space even in the winter. As is implied in the title, luminothérapie the competitions seeks for a solution for the lack of sunlight and to counteract winter depression. [...] more
Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent
Quebec, Montréal, 2010
With the current lack of faith in municipal administrations, it is perhaps time to advise town representatives and citizens to discover how design competitions can help build and improve the quality of our cities. Competitions may not be the perfect procedure but are far more transparent than brown envelopes and socks stuffed with cash which are so often in the news of 2012. The borough of Saint-Laurent in Montreal has organized a second design competition in two years, with their first being the renewal of the public library in 2009. This second design competition, launched in 2010, dealt with sports centers and revealed the city's desire to mobilize architecture's vital forces by challenging talents in the spirit of fairness and competition as it is done in sports. [...] more
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by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-09-03
by Camille Crossman, published 2011-09-25
by Audrée P. Mercier, published 2016-11-14
Selected announcements
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. 
Future Urban Home Competition - Dezeen X MINI Living
Registration/Submission Deadline: September 10th 2018
MINI Living is a project by MINI that aims to translate one of the car brand's key design principles - the creative use of space - into real architectural solutions for how people live, work and interact in cities. Working predominantly with small spaces, the project seeks to answer urban challenges in a way that combines the brand's design knowledge with the spirit of experience and fun under the maxim: "big life, small footprint".
International design competition: Winnipeg's Market Lands
End of Registration: September 14th 2018
The competition is for a design that includes a new 100 unit affordable housing complex, a 700 sm (7500sf) market building and a1500 sm (16,150sf) plaza. This will be a two-phase competition with Phase 1 an RFQ to select a shortlist of up to five (5) design teams for Phase 2 to prepare a conceptual design. One member of each team is required to be formally registered as a member in good standing in one of the Provincial Architectural Associations in Canada.​
Residential Stadium - Adaptive Reuse
End of Registration: Nov 21st 2018 Submission: Nov 21st 2018
Archstorming is calling for proposals to design an adaptive stadium that could also be used as a residential building. Giving the fact that the World Cup 2026 will be held in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), the project for the stadium will be located in New York City (USA). The proposed stadiums can work as both sports arena and residential building at the same time, adapt to sports arena or residential building depending on the required use or convert to residential building permanently after the sports event has finished. The stadium could have the following (indicative) program: Soccer field, Stadium stands, Residential units (recommended size: 30 m2 to 100 m2), Restaurants, Offices, Shops and commercial spaces, Multipurpose spaces, Bathrooms, Gardens and public spaces.
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