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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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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
Complexe aquatique de Laval
Quebec, Laval, 2016
Launched in 2016, the competition for the Aquatic Complex of Laval marks a new turning point in the city’s relationship to its public architecture. Considering that Laval had not seen a single competition since 1961, this project testifies of a change in the city’s politics. With the goal of hosting the 2020 Jeux du Québec finale, Laval’s call for a sporting facility clearly demonstrates its will to make quality architecture and a healthy lifestyle accessible to both professional athletes and citizens. For the first time ever, the CCC is able to publish the video recordings of the public auditions. [...] 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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270 Gardens of Delight for Métis 2010
Jardins de Métis 2010 (11e édition)
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2010-02-01
The delicate expression of a composite culture
Chinese Cultural Center
by Simon Bélisle, published 2016-06-23
Designing a contemporary abbey: silence of words!
L'Abbaye cistercienne (ancienne abbaye d'Oka)
by Mandana Bafghinia, published 2017-09-18
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The Modern Police Station: A Contemporary Design Challenge
International
Submission Deadline: June 16th 2019
Architecture students are invited to speculate on issues regarding the positive relationship between the police and the community they serve. in an international design competition sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice. Submissions are welcomed from either studio groups or individuals. The design will be evaluated by a jury of police, and architects with experience in the field. Participants are highly encouraged to explore a wide spectrum of architectural responses from functional and practical at one end to philosophical and social at the other - including ways in which this building could be integrated into the community and be a catalyst for building a positive relationship between the police and the community they serve.
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.
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