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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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Nordicité: Ideas for a Genuine Problem
by Antony Gasnier, published 2016-11-30
National Music Centre of Canada (Calgary, 2009): a top-level summit
by Camille Crossman, published 2014-10-22
Cultural Equipements Rejuvinating: Expanding our Librairies
by Denis Bilodeau, published 2009-06-01
Beyond Branding: Design Competition and Urban Identity
by Denis Bilodeau, published 2012-11-03
A Competition With Controversial Outcomes
by Audrée P. Mercier, published 2016-11-14
Towards a canadian tectonic ?
by Jean-Pierre Chupin , published 2007-09-01
''7 doigts de la main'', four teams, one venue for circus and theatre
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2014-03-19
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-08-08
Open hands at the future SANAAQ Center
by Joëlle Tétreault, published 2021-12-09
Laval, Projected City. The Chomedey Civic Centre Competition (1961-1956).
by Alessandra Mariani, published 2016-05-09
A competition on the intangible
by Jacques Lachapelle, published 2009-09-01
November 2011: Urban shifting Suburban Surrey
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2011-11-12
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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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