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" Stairway to the Horizon "
by , published
By treating a vacant space of 40 metres between two domes, this competition program, as rare as it is in architecture, invariably evokes this other contest, almost mythical now, for the construction of the Dome of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. Awarded to the brilliant Filippo Brunelleschi in the mid-fifteenth century, it inaugurated, no more nor less, the consecration of the architect’s role to that of the medieval master builder. More modest, both in terms of budget and function that is both spiritual and lucrative, the competition launched at the end of 2017, by Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, chose the project by Atelier TAG / Architecture 49, which, it seems, has retained the lesson of the Florentine master: it is not enough to solve the constructive question, rather one must strive to communicate it with wonder, conviction and pedagogy. [...] more
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L'Abbaye cistercienne (ancienne abbaye d'Oka)
Quebec, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, 2004
Coalition between koinos bios (life in the community) and monos bios (an inner life) is the life of a monk in the heart of an abbey. The competition of the Cistercian Abbey of Val-Notre Dame exposes the issues of the Cistercian idyllic model; a tension between the historical nostalgia of an enclosed form and the contemporary manifesto of a form opening up to nature. [...] more
Concours d'idées pour la reconstruction et la réutilisation de l'église Saint-Paul d'Aylmer
Quebec, Gatineau, 2009
Organized in 2009 by a Catholic parish in the Gatineau neighborhood of Aylmer, this recent one-stage competition aimed to develop ideas for the reconstruction and re-use of a late-nineteenth church that had been gutted by fire. While it attracted only nine proposals by Canadian architects and little media exposure outside the Ottawa-Gatineau area, it is noteworthy both for the quality of the winning entries and for that of the jury, three members of which are nationally renowned heritage experts. More importantly, the competition results offer an unusual perspective on architects' current attitude towards ruined cultural heritage. Should one leave it as it is? Should one restore it to its original state? Or should one take advantage of a catastrophic event in order to rethink the monument otherwise? [...] more
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November 2011: Urban shifting Suburban Surrey
TOWNSHIFT Suburb into City / Cloverdale : Round Up
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2011-11-12
Champ-de-Mars neighborhood: A crossroads to urban innovation
Aménagement des abords de la station de métro Champ-de-Mars (professionnel)
by Simon D. Bergeron, published 2011-12-09
Beyond Branding: Design Competition and Urban Identity
by Denis Bilodeau, published 2012-11-03
Selected announcements
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.
HOME Competition 2018
End of Registration: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 Submission: Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
The Home remains the most significant architectural place we experience throughout our lives. Home represents safety, ownership, privacy, and stability. Home is where we can be alone and with people we care about most. Historically, the home has been a place of permanence. Despite how chaotic our lives are, we cherish the consistency of sleeping in the same bed and performing the same daily rituals here. What do you believe will be the future of home?
SWITCH: Guggenheim Museum I New York
End of Registration: Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 Submission: Friday, Aug 31, 2018
In October 1959, when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened the doors to its new building on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, it promptly became "the obligatory topic of every New York conversation. What if you get a chance to switch FLW's masterpiece with your own expression of Guggenheim? What if you get a chance to step into the master's shoes and be able to design an 'architectural icon'? The aim of the competition is to re-create the iconic museum in NYC by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the same exact site but with an entirely new perspective by the participants. The competition offers a chance to re-design the museum created by the master himself, with a similar intent to break from the prevalent conventionality in designing a museum and gallery space and create an innovative and extraordinary built form.
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