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" Toward a Canadian Culture of Architectural Competitions "
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The Canadian Competitions Catalogue is proud to be first to presents all the projects submitted by the 11 national and international teams selected to participate in the two phases "Block 2" competition in Ottawa in 2021 and 2022. The administrative term "Block 2" does not say anything about the democratic, cultural, historical, heritage and urban importance of this segment of Wellington Street located in front of the Canadian Parliament. In the words of John Rauston Saul, the moral compass of this great competition, it was no more and no less than the completion of Parliament Square, which began a century and a half ago in a great inaugural architectural competition. [...] more
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Mississauga City Hall
Ontario, Mississauga, 1982
Devoted to the archiving, analysis and history of contemporary architecture, the Canadian Competitions Catalogue is an interactive publication under permanent construction, in regards to both its contents and its consultation. Developed with the initiative of the Laboratoire d'étude de l'architecture potentielle, in order to render public an essential portion of its documentary database, it currently provides access to more that 4000 reproductions of documents of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The CCC is one of the few data bases and research engines entirely devoted to competitions. (See "competition worldwide" to get access to websites in over 25 countries). [...] more
Centre civique de Chomedey
Quebec, Chomedey, 1961
Launched August 22nd 1961, the Chomedey Civic Centre Competition announced the creation of the city of Laval, four months after the fusion of the municipalities Saint-Martin, L’Abord-à-Plouffe, and Renauc de l’Île Jésus. As grounds to determine an architect versed in the “civic complex”, being of a social nature both formally and programmatically, the competition aimed to differ from the agrarian traditions of the municipal systems. This competition is the first opportunity for the government of Municipal Affairs of Quebec to materialize symbolism in both the territorial fusion and the socio-economic reconstruction, called for by the accelerated process of the industrialization and the urbanization of the Quiet Revolution. [...] more
Kitchener City Hall
Ontario, Kitchener, 1989
Who remembers, in Markham, Mississauga, Kitchener - or even Toronto, that the voluntarily 'symbolic' civic buildings of these towns came about through design competitions, which capture the zeitgeist of the 1980s, while still involving young firms of architects? Competitions are means rather than ends, and it is normal to forget the competition itself once we are left with the concrete outcome. Yet, the history of these competitions deserves to be revisited. Twenty five years later, the comparison is informative. [...] more
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Towards a canadian tectonic ?
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery / Galerie canadienne de la céramique et du verre
by Jean-Pierre Chupin , published 2007-09-01
Warming Huts v. 2012 - Conceptual Shelters on Ice
Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Exposition / 2012
by Milosz Jurkiewicz, published 2016-02-16
Please, will you draw me an elementary school competition (about 5 competitions organized in Quebec by LAB-École in 2019-2020)
LAB-ÉCOLE | Construction d'une nouvelle école primaire à Saguenay, sur le terrain de l'actuelle école Marguerite-d'Youville
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2020-08-23
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Future Espace Riopelle of the MNBAQ
Canada
May 19 2022
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is moving a step closer to the realization of the future Espace Riopelle with the unveiling of the candidates selected by the jury to move on to the final stage of the architectural design competition launched last March. The four Quebec and international groups selected are: Agence Spatiale and BGLA, CCM2 and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), FABG as well as STGM in collaboration with Cobe.
International Architectural Competition for the Design of PHI Contemporary
Canada
Grand Finalists Announcement: July 15, 2022
Located in Old Montreal, and built upon a site rife with history - comprising an assemblage of four historical buildings and an adjacent vacant lot - PHI Contemporary will consolidate the public cultural offer currently housed within PHI Foundation and PHI Centre. It is with great pleasure, PHI announces that following the public presentations of the 5 Finalists to the Jury, 2 Grand Finalists were selected to form their multidisciplinary team and advance to the final stage of the competition.
International Architectural Competition for the new Montreal Holocaust Museum
Canada
Finalists Announcement: April 8, 2022
The Musée Holocauste Montréal is recognized for its leadership role in Holocaust education, preservation and transmission of Holocaust remembrance and history in Canada, and for its work on contemporary human rights issues. The Museum aims to achieve the highest level of architectural excellence, to make a lasting impression on the landscape of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, to connect with new audiences, and to create a significant impact on present and future generations. The Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM) is proud to announce the finalists of the first stage of the international architectural competition. The jury has selected the following four finalists from among thirty-two projects received from nine countries and submitted anonymously to the jury in the first stage of the competition: Atelier TAG et L'OEUF architectes en consortium; Saucier+Perrotte Architectes; KPMB Architects + Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker; Pelletier de Fontenay + NEUF architect(e)s
La ville ensemble, toutes et tous
International
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2022 Submission Deadline: July 23, 2022
The 2022 National Architecture Ideas Competition "La ville ensemble, toutes et tous" is organized by the Cercle de Zaha. The aim of the competition is to encourage students and young graduates to take into account the subject of gender and the integration of all in the design of public space. The theme of the competition was "la ville ensemble, toutes et tous" (the city together, all of us), designing an exemplary non-gendered space. The subject of the competition is the Place Jean Jaurès in Lyon, in the 7th district. (CRC translation)
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