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" A new look to discover at Rouyn-Noranda "
by , published
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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Lower Don Lands Design Competition
Ontario, Toronto, 2007
Competitions are often accused of generating controversies, yet what if the projects themselves, at the urban scale, unveil vulnerability and controversies. The Lower Don Lands competition, launched in February of 2007 by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (TWRC), in cooperation with the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the City of Toronto, was an international competition looking for ideas to bring the river back to the city, after many years of seeking to reframe the industrially focused site. This competition of a public space project, with the unique opportunity of harmonizing the riverbanks to the urban space, was exemplary not only for designers, but for the citizens too, as this was the realization of a longstanding community ambition. [...] more
Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy
Quebec, Québec, 2017
Since the year 2000, more than fifteen architectural competitions aimed at rethinking libraries have been organized in Quebec. The recent Gabrielle-Roy library competition is a perfect example of this desire to change institutions dedicated to knowledge. Architecturally, it questions the contemporary trend towards dematerialization, which has been particularly explicit here due to the formal and massive architectural expression of the old library designed by Gauthier Guité Roy decades earlier. It also questions the paradoxical desire to create spaces that are well adapted to specific uses while being very flexible and versatile. [...] more
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery / Galerie canadienne de la céramique et du verre
Ontario, Waterloo, 1986
Patkau's winning submission for the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (1986) is one of those architectures that sounded the end of the 60s monolithic modernity, as well as the 80s dissonant postmodernism. Kenneth Frampton recognized early on that the Patkau's architecture was the sign of a new tectonic culture… [...] more
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RE-Making architecture's territory
Centre de production des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
by Jean-Pierre Chupin , published 2006-11-01
Too much architecture, not enough landscape?
Concours de design de la plage de l'Est
by Bernard-Félix Chénier, published 2016-03-29
Public spaces and private investors
Absolute Design Ideas Competition
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2006-08-01
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Xi'An Train Station
China
Submission deadline: December 19th 2019
Manni Group and YAC (Young Architects Competitions) are launching a competition of ideas for the design of a new rail terminal that will define the meeting point between East and West of the ancestral city of Xi'An, in China. The station will also include various programs such as shops, offices, a hotel and a public square. Registration begins on September 23rd and ends on December 15th. The deadline for the submission of projects is December 19th, 2019.
Mozambique Preschool
International
Submissions: December 1st, 2019
This competition gives the opportunity to work in the creation of a school in an underdeveloped country. But not only that, in this case the school will be designed for disabled and socially excluded children, so the challenge is even bigger. The projects will have to use locally sourced materials, easy to build constructive systems, and should be self-sufficient in energy terms. They have to be respectful with nature in order to teach the kids the proper way to interact with their natural environment.
Lab-École design competition
Canada
Submissions : Septembre 2019 Deposit of documents: December 2019
For the first time in Quebec in more than 50 years, the Lab-École is announcing the launch of an architectural competition that will allow the plans of 5 schools located in Gatineau, Shefford, Maskinongé, Saguenay and Rimouski to be designed. As part of its mandate, the Lab-École coordinates the competitions and assists the School Boards, who are in charge of their project, in the realization of their future school until it opens. To participate in the architectural competition and download the documentation for each of the individually published projects, go to the electronic bidding system SÉAO as of August 12, 2019.
MICROHOME2019 - SMALL LIVING, HUGE IMPACT!
International
End of Registration: October 25, 2019 Submission: November 22, 2019
Participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home - an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. The only requirement is that the structure's total floor area does not exceed 25sqm, beyond that participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.
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