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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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Edmonton Park Pavilion : Borden Park
Alberta, Edmonton, 2011
The Edmonton Park Pavilions, a series of 5 competitions organized in 2011, led to the production of 135 architecture projects from 62 studios. It was not an idea competition, since the organizers were expecting to build 5 pavilions. Did the city of Edmonton truly grasp the symbolic theme of the pavilion, or did they read these competitions as a vast request for proposal? A cross-analysis of the 5 stages of this competition reveals some of the outcomes, and initial intentions, in the optic of Edmonton Design Committee’s mandate to “raise the bar” for design in Edmonton. [...] more
Nouvelle Bibliothèque de Saint-Hubert
Quebec, Longueuil, 2008
The kickoff of the Saint-Hubert library, long expected by the Hubertins and their city officials, was finally realized in September 2007 following the announcement of 4.4 million dollars of financial aid by the Ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women. With close to 4000 m2... [...] more
Point Pleasant Park International Design Competition
Nova Scotia, Halifax, 2005
We often say that Canadians, proud of their great spaces, are particularly sensitive to the quality of the landscape. Beyond clichés, occurrences are few and far between. Out of a total of nearly 180 inventoried competitions since 1945, there are less than ten devoted to landscape. However, there is not a lack of talented landscape architects. Why do we defer the invention of tomorrow's landscape? [...] more
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November 2011: Urban shifting Suburban Surrey
TOWNSHIFT Suburb into City / Cloverdale : Round Up
by Carmela Cucuzzella, published 2011-11-12
Beyond Branding: Design Competition and Urban Identity
Poto:Type
by Denis Bilodeau, published 2012-11-03
The New Montreal Planetarium: Stars of the Underground
Planétarium de Montréal
by Carmela Cucuzzella , published 2010-10-01
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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.
THE HOME COMPETITION 2019
International
End of Registration: October 6, 2019 Submission: October 7, 2019
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live. What do you believe will be the future of home?
Creative metamorphoses for the Montmorency sector
Canada
Submission Deadline: May 31st 2019
The City of Laval wishes to mandate a multidisciplinary team of designers to develop the narrative and visual concept of the downtown Montmorency sector based on the cultural vision defined for this portion of the downtown core. The selected team will have to define the main intervention principles and the short, medium and long-term deployment strategy for the entire sector.
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.
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