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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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More Than Waiting For The Bus / En plus d'attendre le bus - Site 1
Quebec, Montréal, 2017
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
Edmonton Park Pavilion : Borden Park
Alberta, Edmonton, 2011
The Edmonton Park Pavilions, a series of 5 competitions organized in 2011, led to the production of 135 architecture projects from 62 studios. It was not an idea competition, since the organizers were expecting to build 5 pavilions. Did the city of Edmonton truly grasp the symbolic theme of the pavilion, or did they read these competitions as a vast request for proposal? A cross-analysis of the 5 stages of this competition reveals some of the outcomes, and initial intentions, in the optic of Edmonton Design Committee’s mandate to “raise the bar” for design in Edmonton. [...] more
Agrandissement de la Bibliothèque Montarville-Boucher de la Bruère
Quebec, Boucherville, 2007
During the last two decades, the renewal of cultural amenities has been one of the principal strategies political decision-makers have used in order to bring out and amend the territories and landscapes of the Quebec regions. This movement has benefited from the collective creativity and reflection encouraged by the recurrent launching of public architecture competitions… [...] more
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National Housing Design Competition (part 1-2): a Monster Competition by the CMHC and the Canadian Housing Design Council, 1979
Concours national de modèles d'habitation 1979 (Mississauga) / National Housing Design competition 1979 (Mississauga)
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-09-03
November 2011: Urban shifting Suburban Surrey
TOWNSHIFT Suburb into City / Cloverdale : Round Up
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2011-11-12
National Housing Design Competition (part 3-4-5): a Monster Competition by the CMHC and the Canadian Housing Design Council, 1979
Concours national de modèles d'habitation 1979 (Vancouver) / National Housing Design competition 1979 (Vancouver)
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-09-17
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ACSA: Built2Last | Resilience Design Challenge
International
Registration: April 3rd 2019 Submission Deadline: May 22nd 2019
This concrete competition offers students the opportunity to design an environmentally responsible RECREATION CENTER that integrates a secondary purpose of post-disaster neighborhood support for community continuity through the inherent attributes of concrete applications.
eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition
International
Registration: January 29th 2019 Submission Deadline: February 12th 2019
What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures? The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature - a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
Rome Collective Living Challenge
International
Registration: April 19th 2019 Submission Deadline: June 6th 2019
For the Rome Collective Living Challenge, participants are tasked with designing a concept for affordable housing in Rome that fits the ideals of a co-living lifestyle. This competition is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to conceive an entirely new way of living, one that experiments with the concept of low-income housing as a collective. Rather than rolling out hundreds of new tiny apartments in Rome's city centre, collective living could offer something more than just an affordable place to live; a community to live in within the hustle and bustle of Italy's capital.
MOVEMENT - IMPROVING THE HUMAN ASPECT OF MOBILITY
International
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. 
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