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" Architects on the Front Line: Activism Through Imaginary "
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Architectural ideas competitions and the reflection they stimulate constitute an open field for planning professionals to step back and examine the structural and institutional frameworks that govern their practice. In the fall of 2021, Urbanarium launched The Mixing Middle Competition, an ideas competition aimed at encouraging reflection on the densification of single-family neighbourhoods through the introduction of mixed-use development in Metro Vancouver. Competitors were asked to come up with alternative narratives for the future of these neighbourhoods that are considered single-use and subject to restrictive regulations. Through their proposals, they were to challenge the models of financing, ownership and zoning that still dominate land-use planning practices and in so doing contribute to shaping living environments. [...] more
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The Museum that Wanted to Eat the City
by Nicholas Roquet, published 2014-11-05
Healing Through Interaction?
by Noémie Robitaille & Newt De Nijs, published 2017-04-03
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by Izabel Amaral, published 2010-06-01
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When a competition's design in Quebec innovates in urban design
by Camille Crossman, published 2011-09-25
Fresh firms, opacity of the judgment
by Konstantina Theodosopoulos, published 2013-02-22
Amateur Ideas for Expert Projects ?
by Olivier Guertin, published 2016-03-14
Bubbles and Drawings for a New Library
by Lucie Palombi, published 2020-02-26
November 2011: Urban shifting Suburban Surrey
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2011-11-12
Toward a Canadian Culture of Architectural Competitions
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2022-05-19
A Grand Laboratory for Urban Resilience
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2020-12-08
Covering a stadium without retraction
by Bechara Helal, published 2014-04-30
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IN THE ARCHIVES OF JACQUES FOLCH-RIBAS, QUEBEC ARCHITECT WINNER OF NUMEROUS LITERARY PRIZES
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NEW MULTIFUNCTIONAL CULTURAL CENTER OF THE CITY OF BEACONSFIELD
Canada
Registration deadline: March 26, 2024
The City of Beaconsfield's competition for a new multi-functional cultural center is a multi-disciplinary architectural competition to provide the municipality with an architectural and public development project combining a library and spaces to support cultural activities. The project's construction budget is in the order of $17.3 M, plus taxes, and the total surface area of the main building is in the order of 2,700 m2.
Decoding Density
International
Registration deadline: January 19, 2024
Submissions deadline: April 3, 2024
Decoding Density is an international invitation to imagine new possibilities for six-storey plus apartment forms by addressing two of the most existential problems of today: climate change and housing affordability. Submissions will challenge the constraints of code and other regulations to do so. The six-storey wood frame apartment building is becoming a standard for municipalities in the Metro Vancouver region for increasing density. And yet, designers exploring these apartment forms find that code and other regulations, combined with financial factors, generate boxes that are not affordable, do not address climate change, and struggle to offer outdoor space, light, and cultural, communal and family-orientated features.
Winter Stations
International
Submissions Deadline: December 1, 2023
Participants are tasked with designing temporary winter art installations which incorporate existing lifeguard towers spaced strategically across Toronto's Kew and Woodbine beaches. The structures (not in use in the wintertime) are considered visual anchor points for the installations. As in previous years, Winter Stations intends to build 4-6 winning proposals for a six-week exhibition along the waterfront, funding permitted. While Toronto beaches are not typically as well visited in the colder seasons, Winter Stations has captured the imagination of the city. Designers can expect their designs to be well-visited and should anticipate public interaction.
Concours d'architecture pluridisciplinaire - Espace culturel Aurèle-Dubois - Agrandissement et réaménagement
Canada
Submissions Deadline: June 19, 2023
Finalists Announcement: August 31, 2023
The project will enable the library to be enlarged to increase its floor area and reorganize its spaces to meet the needs of the population, and the cultural center to be refurbished and enlarged to provide a professional, multidisciplinary cultural facility. There are also plans to develop new premises to accommodate creation, production and dissemination spaces for children and young people, and to pool available spaces to create better utilization and synergy between the various partners.
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