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In 2014, after a long process, in 3 competitions organized in parallel by the Montreal Botanical Garden museum institution Space for Life, 3 projects were selected in coincidence with the celebrations of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. The implementation of two of them did not begin until 2018 with the temporary closure of the Biodôme, and then with that of the insectarium in 2019. The Biodome reopened to visitors in 2020 and the insectarium is scheduled to be completed in June 2021. The third was to reinvent the rose garden set in the Glass Pavilion of the Botanical Garden. The project has already been forgotten, including by the media. It is now to be regretted, as it was designed by Lacaton and Vassal, valiant winners of the Pritzker Prize in 2021. [...] more
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Agora des Arts
Quebec, Rouyn-Noranda, 2018
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
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
Centre Culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Quebec, Montréal, 2010
The controversy and disagreements often surrounding design competitions almost make us forget that competitions are an opportunity to examine a particular problematic that affects environment, innovation and heritage issues in equal measure: the architectural judgment. While the competition process is surely the most democratic way to grant contracts, the judgment process and evaluation of the projects remain to this day puzzling and downright incomprehensible. In 2010, the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre (Montréal) competition organizers made the bold choice to open one phase of the judgment to the general public. [...] more
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First illustrated map of all award-winning buildings and projects in 2020
2021-03-29
In March 2021, after releasing the first Historical Repertory of Canadian Awards in all areas of the built environment, comprising an interactive database listing 2921 award-winning entries since the early 1990s, the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence (CRC-ACME) and the AREA-BE Network unveil the first illustrated Reference Map listing more than 190 awarded entries of 2020. From the thumbnails on the map or in the visual gallery, it is possible to reach the sites of all professional offices and awarding organizations across Canada. These reference tools work on all platforms and formats. We have also installed the Joint Calendar of Canadian Awards on a new site and simplify its use.
2021 Reimagining the Experience of Public Transportation in a Post-pandemic Metropolis
International
Registration : between February 1st and March 1st, 2021 Submission Deadline : April 12th, 2021
This design competition is part of a joint research initiative of the Concordia University Chair of Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE) and the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions, Mediations of Excellence (CRC ACME) at Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Conseil reìgional de l'environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montreal) and the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM). This design competition invites students to think of new ways to encourage and renew the experience of public transport. This opens up avenues redefining an enhanced relationship to urbanity and the sharing of public space while contributing to the ecological transition.
Senegal Elementary School "Sambou Toura Drame"
International
Subscription : between August 05 and November 25, 2020 Submission Deadline : November 25, 2020
Archstorming, in collaboration with the NGO Let's Build my School are launching a competition in Marsassoum, Senegal, to build a new elementary school. A temporary school made of tin and bamboo is already on the site, but often collapses during the rainy season. The proposal should not require construction skills, should use sustainable, local and recycled materials, and above all should be easily replicable so that the inhabitants can draw inspiration from it to build their houses.
What is Sustainable Architecture ?
International
Registration Deadline : November 11, 2020 Submission Deadline : December 14, 2020
Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVES BOOKS, is calling on all disciplines to submit an essay on eco-responsible design. Entrepreneurs, architects, designers and investors are all potential pioneers of sustainable architecture and are invited to propose their point of perspective on new technologies that allow the construction and maintenance of buildings in cities with a lower impact on the environment. The selected text will be part of the publication "What is Sustainable Architecture? " which will be printed in spring 2021.
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