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" Duel of Fortresses at Ubisoft Montreal "
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A rare example of a competition entirely organized by a private company, the competition for the redevelopment of the premises of the Ubisoft company in 2013 offers the opportunity to observe architects and designers serving clients capable of modeling unique virtual environments themselves, which will serve as framework for games with planetary resonance. [...] more
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Agrandissement de la bibliothèque Félix-Leclerc
Quebec, Québec, 2006
In his famous 1995 manifesto (City of Bits), William J. Mitchell announced the end of paper and brick libraries in favour of digital ones available online. The new addition to the Félix-Leclerc library in Quebec, modest in size yet dynamic but very much in demand, demonstrates yet again the elemental fault with this cyber-evangelist prediction [...] more
Agrandissement de la Bibliothèque Montarville-Boucher de la Bruère
Quebec, Boucherville, 2007
During the last two decades, the renewal of cultural amenities has been one of the principal strategies political decision-makers have used in order to bring out and amend the territories and landscapes of the Quebec regions. This movement has benefited from the collective creativity and reflection encouraged by the recurrent launching of public architecture competitions… [...] more
Îlot des Palais
Quebec, Québec, 2006
The wrap up of the Ilôt des Palais competition in Québec has resulted in a verbal upheaval rather than a return to the drawing board for the architects involved. After the unexpected resurgence of the chosen project amongst the recipients of the 2007 Canadian Architect awards of excellence, and despite of the recent decision of the Quebec mayor to suspend the project, the subject of the Ilôt des Palais competition remains a hot topic. [...] more
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National Housing Design Competition (part 1-2): a Monster Competition by the CMHC and the Canadian Housing Design Council, 1979
Concours national de modèles d'habitation 1979 (Shawinigan) / National Housing Design competition 1979 (Shawinigan)
by Georges Adamczyk, published 2014-09-03
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Concours d'architecture de paysage pour l'aménagement du parc de Place de l'Acadie
by Konstantina Theodosopoulos, published 2013-02-22
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Concours Calvert House pour la maison canadienne de demain / International Calvert House Competition for the Canadian home of tomorrow
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Reimagining Museums for Climate Action
International
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2020, Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020
This competition invites to reflect on new approaches to the design, organization and experience of museums that can amplify and accelerate climate action in diverse contexts and on diverse scales. While thousands of museums around the world remain closed, new forms of engagement and experimentation have emerged to rethink the relationship between museums and society. This competition seeks to generate design and concept proposals that are radically different from the "traditional" museum, or that explore new ways for traditional museums to function. These museums of the future could thus incorporate a multitude of ways in which communities around the world have responded to COVID-19 and inspire radical new forms of action to address the climate and ecological emergency.
RE-Stock London Housing
International
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2020, Closing date for submissions: July 17, 2020
In response to London's ongoing housing crisis, this architectural competition invites participants to be bold and think outside the box. How can housing be an answer to some of the issues we face today - community cohesion, low energy consumption, reducing the carbon footprint, food production, building methods, etc.? Participants can propose either extensions to existing housing or new housing programmes that can be easily deployed to increase the city's housing capacity.
WARMING; architecture for a changed world
International
Registration Deadline: August 2, 2020 Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020
This competition calls on designers, urban planners and architects, whether students or professionals, to contribute to the reflection on the role of design in the face of climate change. The theme is open and participants will be able to choose their approach, including existing buildings, public buildings, housing and parks. The solutions offered can deal with the prevention of climate change or be designed in response to existing disasters.
Sudbury 2050 - Urban design ideas competition
Canada
Subissions deadline: August 28, 2020
A progressive competition that is being led by the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA) in collaboration with the community. It is a competition, that offers the opportunity for entrants to think creatively about a city's complete urban core. The goal of this Urban Design Ideas Competition is to explore a wide range of options and opportunities for the evolution of the city's urban core and to ultimately set out urban design principles, that will guide its future development.
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