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" An International Competition of Environmentally Engaged Ideas  "
by , , published
The competition asked to reflect on the reinvigoration of public spaces around 4 bus stops situated on Sherbrooke Street East in Montreal. Open to students and graduates of less than 5 years in the fields of architecture, design, landscape and urban design, this ideas competition sought both designs that are environmentally engaging; and a series of principles that could be adopted for future implementation in collaboration with the City of Montreal, the STM and private landowners. The chosen slogan, “MORE THAN WAITING FOR THE BUS” invites designers to reflect on contemporary approaches that can help invigorate these spaces in interactive, poetic, critical and meaningful ways: from solely utilitarian to more multi-purposed spaces surrounding bus stops. [...] more
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Point Pleasant Park International Design Competition
Nova Scotia, Halifax, 2005
We often say that Canadians, proud of their great spaces, are particularly sensitive to the quality of the landscape. Beyond clichés, occurrences are few and far between. Out of a total of nearly 180 inventoried competitions since 1945, there are less than ten devoted to landscape. However, there is not a lack of talented landscape architects. Why do we defer the invention of tomorrow's landscape? [...] more
Maison de la littérature de l'Institut Canadien de Québec
Quebec, Québec, 2011
Literature houses, be they European or anywhere else in the world, have received writers-in-residence since the 19th century. In order to confirm that Québec City as a showplace for literary creation, the Canadian Institute of Québec oriented itself towards a new programmatic type, the first in Canada, inspired by similar institutions that have recently opened their doors (Oslo in 2007, Geneva in 2012). The concept of the digital age is explained using an obscure but enlightening analogy: “a place that is to literature what a library is to reading”. The literature house of the 21st century is oriented towards both memory and creation, and combines the writers' residences with public spaces that can accommodate events and expositions around literature that is written and read on digital mediums. As detailed in the program, the literature house is a “ unique and always surprising” place that should provoke a feeling of “jamais vu” within the user. [...] more
Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Exposition / 2012
Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2012
The 2012 Warming Huts international exhibition is an art and architecture competition that aims to “push the envelope of design, craft and art”. Without any specific theme, every team of artists and architects submits a design of a shelter “[in] response to the cold, the wind, beauty, and tectonics.” Three of the proposals are then installed on a 6.1km stretch of water used for skating named the Red River Mutual Trail. This multidisciplinary effort brings artists and architects together to re-conceptualize the issues of habitability in cold climates. [...] more
More commented competitions
The Saint-Hubert Library
Nouvelle Bibliothèque de Saint-Hubert
by Pierre Boyer-Mercier, published 2009-10-01
To embody or pay tribute?
June Callwood Park
by Konstantina Theodosopoulos, published 2013-05-10
''7 doigts de la main'', four teams, one venue for circus and theatre
Centre de diffusion culturel / Edifice Guy-Gagnon
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2014-03-19
Selected announcements
Deadline: May 21, 2017
As part of Canada's 150th anniversary, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Just Food invite university and college students from across Canada to submit a design concept for an outdoor pavilion in a new community garden in Ottawa, Ontario. The winning individual or team will have their design built, receive a $5,000 prize, and attend the fall celebration of the garden and pavilion in Ottawa.
More than waiting for the bus
February 2 2017: registration opens April 2 2017: Competition submission deadline
This competition seeks ideas and projects stimulate appreciation of urban spaces by highlighting the significance of nature, art, and design. The chosen slogan, "MORE THAN WAITING FOR THE BUS" invites designers to reflect on contemporary approaches that can help invigorate these spaces in interactive, poetic, critical and meaningful ways: from solely utilitarian to more multi-purposed spaces surrounding bus stops.
BIOMIMICRY: An architecture and design competition focused on nature-inspired innovation
Registration and submission deadline 11 March 2017
Defined by the Biomimicry Institute as; "an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies", Biomimicry can be seen as one of the most fascinating and important methodology a designer can adopt today. Nature is a balanced ecosystem. By studying its designs, one can extract clever ways of problem solving, which we - as humans - can then translate into our own contexts. Because this is a way of emulating natural processes, Biomimicry assures a more sustainable approach to man-made change; one that is much more in sync with the world we inhabit.
LafargeHolcim foundation: 5th edition of international competition in sustainable design
Submission date March 21, 2017
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today's challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.
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