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Newly commented competition
" A Grand Laboratory for Urban Resilience "
by , published
One hundred proposals, presented in a particularly didactic manner, have already made this urban design idea competition a milestone in Canadian thinking on the future of cities in the "Rust Belt". A two-part competition conducted in parallel, since it is both young professionals and students who have sent in their vision of the next thirty years: three decades that no longer need to be presented as crucial for the future of the planet. The mass of documents here is coupled with video material, with each proposal delivering a summary in the form of a short montage. Our editorial offers some personal comments on the didactic value of the selected projects and makes only superficial probes into the 99 proposals. We will publish a supplement as soon as the jury's report has been made public. Given the overall quality and the large number of detailed projects, it is no exaggeration to say that Sudbury is becoming a great laboratory for urban resilience through this competition. [...] more
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Visionary (re)Generation Open International Design Competition
Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2012
À une époque où les universités se doivent d’assumer leurs responsabilités dans l’aménagement urbain, époque également marquée par une compétition féroce du marché académique orchestrée par les classements du type Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) dit de Shanghai, certaines universités ont décidé de miser sérieusement sur le potentiel du concours international dans la recherche de l’excellence. Ce fut le cas lorsque l’Université du Manitoba a décidé de lancer un concours pour l’aménagement de son nouveau campus en décembre 2012. [...] more
Le Triangle - Concours de design urbain Namur / Jean-Talon Ouest
Quebec, Montréal, 2011
Launched in May 2011, the urban design competition “Namur Jean-Talon Ouest” innovates in the two phase organisation process, in the development of unprecedented judgment criteria and also shows boldness and openness to criticism, allowing the “Laboratoire d'étude de l'architecture potentielle” (L.E.A.P.) to post the projects online at the same time as the results are unveiled. [...] more
Paysages suspendus
Quebec, Québec, 2008
The format of competitions in Quebec has gradually evolved into a model that finds part of its coherence in the long list of projects funded by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition Féminine (MCCCF) within the last twenty years. On this empirical basis,... [...] more
More commented competitions
Fresh firms, opacity of the judgment
Concours d'architecture de paysage pour l'aménagement du parc de Place de l'Acadie
by Konstantina Theodosopoulos, published 2013-02-22
A Literature House for Québec, architecture and/or stage design?
Maison de la littérature de l'Institut Canadien de Québec
by Louis Destombes, published 2013-03-08
From Winning Project to Public Controversy
Lower Don Lands Design Competition
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2013-04-19
Selected announcements
2021 Reimagining the Experience of Public Transportation in a Post-pandemic Metropolis
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"
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 ?
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.
Microhome 2020 - Small Living, Huge Impact !
Registration Deadline : November 04, 2020 Submission Deadline : December 09, 2020
For a second edition, Bee Breeders is launching Microhome, a competition that is part of the Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement and aims to find solutions to rethink residential property for new generations. Participants must design a home for a young couple of a maximum of 25 m2 with no specific location. Through the architectural methods, the jury is looking for a sustainable design and that seeks to solve cultural, social or economic issues.
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